Carl Schraefel's PhotoBlog

Riyadh, KSA This traditional building in the process of demolition is located in the center of the city. The contrast of old and new is striking.

Riyadh, KSA I used to live in the Diplomatic Quarter when I first arrived in Riyadh 2010. The location was beautiful, but was very stressful getting in and out…

Riyadh, KSA The old ruined capital of the Al-Saud; dating back from the Sixteenth century and thrived into the Eighteenth and early Nineteenth centuries lies…

Riyadh, KSA I asked students to let me photograph their sandals. They thought the idea was strange, but agreed to let me take some pictures anyway.They all wore…

Riyadh, KSA. These days I have been walking to work while it is not so hot. The construction of a new freeway over pass makes getting there a challenge.

Riyadh, KSA In my spare time, I have been making mixed medium mosaic vases at home. I buy the clay pots from local shops and decorate them with an assortment of…

Riyadh, KSA The private villas (or guilded cages) are surrounded by very high walls; some are extremely high. Saudis are very private and protective of their…

Riyadh, KSA Although I have yet to come across any spectacular graffiti, there are less- assuming collaborative works in progress!

1997-2000:United Arab Emirates (UAE) I worked in Fujairah, but often traveled to Dubai on the weekends. These pictures were taken around Old Dubai.

Riyadh, KSA Groups of students I have taught over the years. In the last shot, it looks like the two students are kissing, but they are actually just touching…

These are a few samples of my work. I use a variety of magazines, but mainly like to use National Geographic images as they have the most variety of subject…
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