The year we survived the Mayan Apocalypse – 2012 in Pictures

2012.12.30

Madaba, Jordan - ©Uchujin-Adrian Storey. All Rights reserved

I have nothing to say about this year that can’t be better said in pictures.
So here they are, 1 unseen picture from each month with the obligatory sarcastic titles.

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أنا من القمر – Jordan Pt 12 – Umm Al Jimal

2012.12.17

In Hauran, the Northern desert region of Jordan a few kilometers from the Syrian border there are the ruins of a great black basalt city dating from the 1st Centurary A.D. : Umm al Jimal (Arabic: ام الجمال, “Mother of Camels”) also known as Umm el Jimal or Umm idj Djimal.

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The Only Native Japanese Imam In Tokyo – VICE Japan

2012.12.15

I am pleased to present my latest documentary, this time shot for the relaunching VICE Japan.
Abdullah Taqy – The ONLY native Japanese Imam in Tokyo.

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أنا من القمر – Jordan Pt 11 – Desert Castles

2012.11.27

To the East Of Amman lays the great Eastern Desert which along with Jordans other desert areas make up 80% of the country yet support only 5% of its population, a fact it is easy to forget from the homely confines of the Canary Hotel in Amman.

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Safecast / Focus Forward Update – In The Semifinal

2012.11.15


Safecast | Adrian Storey from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

I am very pleased to announce that my 3 minute documentary on the amazing Safecast project has made it to the semi-finals of the Focus Forward documentary competition. Not half bad for a competition that had entries from 69 countries.
The film can now be viewed on the Focus Forward Films Vimeo page (as well as here) and voting for the Audience Choice award is open should you feel that my film deserves your vote (voting button in the top right corner), Do head over to Focus forward and check out my stiff competition though, some great work there.
Once again thanks to all at Safecast for your help in its production (extra special mention to Joi Ito, Pieter Franken and Sean Bonner for being interviewed)
Focus Forward - Semifinalist

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أنا من القمر – Jordan Pt 10 – Death Of An Endangered Arabian Oryx From Eating Plastic Bags

2012.11.08

Dr.Cotton examines the dying Arabian Oryx - Wadi Rum, Jordan - ©Uchujin-Adrian Storey. All Rights reserved.

The Arabian Oryx became extinct in the wild in the early 1970s and has been slowly reintroduced since 1980. The vast majority of them however still exist in protected reserves and the IUCN Red List still classifies the species as Endangered as only just over 1000 exist in the wild.
One such protected reserve is in Wadi Rum, Jordan and it just so happened that whilst staying at the Canary Hotel in Amman, I met, Dr. Cotton, a lovely woman vet who was living in Aqaba and working at the “Arabian Oryx reintroduction project” so when she invited me to join her on a trip to Aqaba and to stay at her house I jumped at the chance.

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أنا من القمر – Jordan Pt 9 – Wadi Rum

2012.11.01

After the man made wonders of Petra we headed a little further south to the spectacular natural splendor that is Wadi Rum.

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Stolen pictures on lomography.com

2012.10.26

Screenshot of my stolen pictures on lomography.com

We interupt the Jordan series of blog posts because of yet another copyright infringement of my photos.
This time the international hipster camera company lomography.com are the ones who think copyright law doesn’t apply to them.

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أنا من القمر – Jordan Pt 8 – Petra

2012.10.23

The Treasury / Al-Khazneh at night, Petra, Jordan ©Uchujin-Adrian Storey.

I’ve seen some pretty amazing places in my life, places that have stopped me in my tracks as I stared slack jawed in amazement. Often the horribly overused word “awesome” escapes ones lips at these moments and yet there are few places that truly “inspire awe”.
Petra IS one of them.

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أنا من القمر – Jordan Pt 7 – Amman to Petra on The Desert Highway

2012.10.20