Half Life!

Qaed-Polaroid

Qaed-Polaroid

As I shoot using films I always take the first shot with a polaroid to test my lighting, With taking the light test with my Polaroid in Turkey an interesting incident happened; these portraits of young men came out cropped! Half of the image didn't appear! Initially, I thought that maybe there was something wrong with my camera but when I started to take photos of more people on the street to test it out and their photo came out perfect!, but again when I returned to and took a portrait of one of the refugees it was also cropped! Basically, the camera and the portraits came out perfectly with everyone els but them!When I traveled to Lebanon a few months later the exact same thing happened again!Therefore, I now have a half polaroid for each one of them, These young  innocent souls so unfortunate and mistreated in this life that even the camera had refused to develop  a full image of them...  "Four Hand Can't Clap" will be shown at Sultan Gallery  10-19 Nov 2015.