Part 1 of 4: My Dubai by Brian Hodes - veloimages.com

Often life surrounding a bike race is just as interesting as the race itself. For example, during the French Tour, the camera will often pan away from the riders and gaze upon some Villa or Chateaux. Then you will hear Paul Sherwin reciting authoritatively the history of the building and its former inhabitants.

When the bike race is in Dubai, the interest turns from buildings to the people, markets and ordinary goings on of life that is quite apart from the lifestyle in a western city, town or village.

When Brian was in Dubai for its self titled Tour, we asked him to capture the people and life. What is apparent from these images is the care taken in each shot. It is not a random set of images. Brian has engaged with his subject. He explains life through the lens and it is beautiful.

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