Shopping in Dubai

baby Dior_2278-2I recently photographed some boutiques in Dubai. This is a blog
about my experience and observations.

Dior Baby was the most interesting child boutique that I photographed in the Dubai Mall. The boutique was elegant, clean and had a leading-edge sophisticated leading-edge look that you would expect from an elite icon like the adult Dior line that I had always known. The boy’s and girl’s lines sport a more mature no non-sense look such as cabled cashmere cardigans paired with velvet jeans for boys and jewel and pastel colored silk dresses and short tweed jackets with matching shorts.
Child Photography


My Journey to Capture a Life Story in a Moment

My work is all about telling emotional stories through the people I shoot. Regardless of the subject and setting, my goal is the same – emotionally engage the human spirit and capture the essence the person in photography.
Over the coming months, please allow me to take you along on my photo-journeys. Allow me to share with you have how the life stories of my subjects evolve into something that is much more meaningful than place and image.
My shooting introduces me to new places, environments, and cultures and environments. I look forward to sharing the backdrops of my photos with you. Lighting, settings, props, clothing, and poses are all keys to a shoot; however, successful shots always lie in a communicated expression that captures a particular aura or feeling within the image. It is through patience, listening, interactive dialogue and care for the individual that results in a photo that conveys a true tonal quality of emotion and human expression that I strive to create in photography.
For example, in a marketing shoot of main street merchants in Bardstown, Kentucky, I photographed Buddy, an iconic town shop owner, who moved last year to Kentucky from Texas to be near his adult children. As I went about my work, his life stories resonated with me. He became more animated and bright-eyed when I asked him more questions about his life in Texas. It was a very inspiring photo-session because the images were authentic and un-posed. Buddy was once a real Texan sheriff, now running a shop selling gift items with a southwest theme in a Kentucky bourbon town.
I did not want to interfere with his spiritedness, so, I let him share his stories and I just stood back and clicked away on my Nikon D800. Buddy was so full of life. But, I was shocked when he disclosed that he was fighting a losing battle with cancer and less than six months more to live.
It was easy to understand how he was one of the most beloved shop owners in the town. He was eager to share his selflessness and caring attitudes as a sheriff in Texas. Now in his newly adopted town, he waved and greeted shoppers on the street and everyday passing citizens as they drove past us. Most of all, he showed great sentiment and respect for Jason Ellis, the Bardstown police officer who was so brutally killed in Bardstown last summer. Buddy had built a memorial in his shop of Jason that displayed photos and national newspaper articles taken of the officer and his police dog. It was obvious that Jason’s memorial, created by Buddy also spoke about the essence of Buddy. I hope my photos captured in some way that same spirit of a man – who was a loved Texas sheriff, and now a husband and father of two daughters who are now police officers working in nearby Kentucky towns.

Amy Reinhold Photography
2890 Hickory Wood Drive
Troy, Ohio 45373
Telephone: 937-875-0049
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