This is Bnsamrah, an Arab I meet in a desert, when I was in United Arab Emirates back in 2011.
I walked in to this desert area through this broken fence, after about an hour this Toyota F1 came roaring up the sand dune I was standing on, I stopped right next to me and out stepped this cool looking Arab guy.
He asked me what I was doing there, I told him that I was just walking around making some photos of the beautiful landscape, He told me that I wasn’t allowed to walk around in here, it was private property. I asked if it was OK for me to make some photos in here as long as I didn’t break anything, He had to ask his boss about that, after around 45 min. he finally got a go from his boss – who in the meantime got a go from his boss – that it was OK for me to been in there.
Now that anything was OK, Bnsamrah said get in, it’s too hot to walk around here, I’ll show you around a bit. So I got in to the car, and we drove around for a couple of hours, visiting a dates’ plantation among other things, I had a lot of fun driving around seeing all sorts of things.
I also found out the reason for him driving around here, they have this big problem with people in the area dumping garbage in the desert, and his job is to stop them, and keep them out of the place.
I made the above photo while he was on the phone with his boss.
Made with a White Slim Angel, I can’t remember which film.
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