Back from Baku

I just got back home from my photography trip to Azerbaijan (which was combined with a previously planned trip to Beirut and Istanbul).

My visit coincided with the spring festival of Novruz I got the opportunity to shoot many interesting and varied images of the city and its inhabitants. I was really surprised by the diversity of the city, with parts of it reminding me of Europe, the Middle East, the Emirates and Russia. And the peaceful coexistence of Jews and Christians in a predominately Muslim country was a welcome sight.

I now have a few thousand photos to go through and pull together an exhibition in May! Lots of work ahead, but it will be fun. Here are a few.