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No Diving by Mo El Dib

This series of photographs, titled ‘No Diving’, was shot by Mohamed Eldib at the Bondi Icebergs Pool in Sydney Australia, almost four years ago. While more inclined to capture landscapes as a whole, for this series of photographs Mohamed decided to go into the details of the different aspects of the scene.

It is not just the final subject matter that is remarkable, but the technical process behind his work, which he explains himself: “I rarely use prime lenses as I prefer zoom lenses. My thought process generally is, I determine what the subject matter is, and take no more than two lenses to cover it. Even then, it is really distracting in addition to all the other aspects of taking a shot, trying to think which lens I should be using. For these photographs, I decided to leave my comfort zoom by sticking to one single focal length lens and then “zooming with my feet” to capture the essence of the scene”.

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