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Hindsight

Photography
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I miss the view from my par­ents’ rooftop.

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Biography

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My friends and busi­ness part­ners have been egging me on to update my port­fo­lio and web­site, and today Samsam remind­ed me that I owe my copy­writer Hala a bio out­line.

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Why I Dislike Architects *

Architecture
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Renowned Dutch archi­tect Rem Koolhaas spoke this evening in Beirut about issues affect­ing not only the con­tem­po­rary archi­tect, but just about any­one who’s ever lived in a build­ing.

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Notes on Composition

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This lec­ture intro­duces visu­al com­po­si­tion by draw­ing exam­ples from sev­er­al influ­en­tial pho­tog­ra­phers past and present. I explain that the rules of com­po­si­tion are only called that for want of a bet­ter phrase, and am the first to insist that there are no rules — mere­ly rules of thumb, a loose set of prin­ci­ples to fall back on, or bet­ter to engage with and chal­lenge.

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