Whirling Dervish in the Egyptian Desert

Whirling dervish in the Egyptian desert about an hour inland from Sharm El Sheikh
All images: Dance performers in the Egyptian desert about an hour inland from Sharm El Sheikh

Taken over a year ago, it was dark, I was tired and incredibly thirsty and we had travelled for what felt like hours (but wasn’t) in a coach. The lights around the performance area were horrendous and it was as difficult framing the image to keep other photographers out as it was getting the shots themselves. After, it was even more difficult getting enough information from the dancers for the article I’ve just finished today.

I’m struggling to get everything done before the World Travel Market (WTM) next week. This is because the pre-WTM events have already started and the rest of life hasn’t stopped. So as well as the last parts of the research for the cabaret piece I need to pitch new ideas for next year, chase money that is due and do all that horrible administrative stuff that takes up so much time.

Whirling Dervish  in the Egyptian desert about 1 hour North of Sharm El Sheikh

But going over the shots from last year has some compensation. Last time I looked I really didn’t like most of my shots. This time I have found several that give both details and movement in a way I’m quite happy with (considering the conditions), and that show an often-photographed subject clearly and with a different perspective to those I’ve seen elsewhere.

Tomorrow I’ll post some different shots of dance in the Egyptian desert. Meanwhile I’ll review the words I’ve written before filing them tomorrow with Dance Today.

Whirling dervish in the Egyptian desert about an hour inland from Sharm El Sheikh