Yohaan Kerawalla

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Fire On The Deira Creek.

Published April 29th, 2012

A fire broke out on board an old transport dhow on the Deira Creek. The vessel was believed to contain barrels of oil among other goods.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to battle the flames as bystanders swarm the area to watch and take pictures and videos as the dhow is engulfed by fire. Random outbursts of small explosions were audible for some time after the blaze erupted. Gushes of wind pushed the clouds of smoke far into the afternoon, darkening the skies and sending drops of black tainted water to bystanders within the immediate area. Other vessels had cleared out and in the process were forced to leave goods by the creek to be guarded by the remaining crew members.

The dhow is a traditional sailing vessel commonly used to transport goods along the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and East Africa

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Gloom

Published February 25th, 2012

A series of images taken on the Dubai Metro, which is quickly becoming the transport lifeline of the city. These were shot to show the gloomy feeling as soon as you step onto the metro. People on the metro travel to and from work for upto 2 hours everyday. The air in the cabins feels heavy and filled with depression and self doubt every single day. A series of images i have put together from a single day on the line.

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