My favorite photo from today. Basra, Iraq. #boy #football #basra #iraq #barcelona #portrait #work #bike #naturallight #lightroom

My favorite photo from today. Basra, Iraq. #boy #football #basra #iraq #barcelona #portrait #work #bike #naturallight #lightroom

Sunset over the city of Basra, southern Iraq. #urban #travel #travelphotography #basra #iraq #work

Sunset over the city of Basra, southern Iraq. #urban #travel #travelphotography #basra #iraq #work

Maybe I can get a job here? Digital photo shop, Basra Iraq. #basra #iraq #photo #iphoneonly #travel #travelphotography

Maybe I can get a job here? Digital photo shop, Basra Iraq. #basra #iraq #photo #iphoneonly #travel #travelphotography

The streets of Basra as the sun begins to set. #basra #iraq #travelphotography #work #iphoneonly

The streets of Basra as the sun begins to set. #basra #iraq #travelphotography #work #iphoneonly

We travel in unmarked vehicles with security and I’m advised not to photograph with my DLSR so I’m using my iPhone as we drive from one location to the next through the streets of Basra in southern Iraq. There are armed Iraqi guards throughout the town but overall it seems very safe and business as usual. Sadly to say, it visually reminds me most of Cité Soleil, Haiti. #fromthewindow #iphoneonly #basra #iraq

We travel in unmarked vehicles with security and I’m advised not to photograph with my DLSR so I’m using my iPhone as we drive from one location to the next through the streets of Basra in southern Iraq. There are armed Iraqi guards throughout the town but overall it seems very safe and business as usual. Sadly to say, it visually reminds me most of Cité Soleil, Haiti. #fromthewindow #iphoneonly #basra #iraq

Today I had the pleasure of photographing a date farm and processing center outside of Basra, Iraq. Wonderful people and tasty dates! #basra #iraq #dates #travel #travelphotography

Today I had the pleasure of photographing a date farm and processing center outside of Basra, Iraq. Wonderful people and tasty dates! #basra #iraq #dates #travel #travelphotography

Landing in Basra, Iraq. I’ll be here photographing for the next few days. Wish me luck. #basra #iraq #travel #travelphotography #emirates

Landing in Basra, Iraq. I’ll be here photographing for the next few days. Wish me luck. #basra #iraq #travel #travelphotography #emirates

8 hours remain to get a discount on a revolutionary workout shirt that cools your body as you hear up, while also being a supporter of my brother’s start up company. Win win! Shipping worldwide!!  Type in IAMMAI on kickstarter or use »»» http://l00p.co/Ew75yN @andrewgallery #kickstarter

8 hours remain to get a discount on a revolutionary workout shirt that cools your body as you hear up, while also being a supporter of my brother’s start up company. Win win! Shipping worldwide!! Type in IAMMAI on kickstarter or use »»» http://l00p.co/Ew75yN @andrewgallery #kickstarter

Sunset, Dubai - Sept 17, 2014 #dubai #sunset #uae #beach #travelphotography #travel #goodmemories (at The Beach, JBR)

Sunset, Dubai - Sept 17, 2014 #dubai #sunset #uae #beach #travelphotography #travel #goodmemories (at The Beach, JBR)

I experienced my first sandstorm today. It was visually amazing as everything started to disappear into a haze. I’m sure it wasn’t even a bad one. This is across from the Old Souq (market). #dubai #souk #oldsouk #sandstorm #uae #nomad #travel #travelphotography #iphoneonly (at Bur Dubai - Dubai)

I experienced my first sandstorm today. It was visually amazing as everything started to disappear into a haze. I’m sure it wasn’t even a bad one. This is across from the Old Souq (market). #dubai #souk #oldsouk #sandstorm #uae #nomad #travel #travelphotography #iphoneonly (at Bur Dubai - Dubai)

Just another day at the shopping mall. In Dubai. #aquarium #dubai #shopping #uae #shark #travel #travelphotography  (at Dubai Mall Aquarium & Underwater Zoo)

Just another day at the shopping mall. In Dubai. #aquarium #dubai #shopping #uae #shark #travel #travelphotography (at Dubai Mall Aquarium & Underwater Zoo)

The Bhurj Khalifa. Tallest building in the world. It was so hot while taking this photo (100f) I couldn’t really think straight. After my 10 minute walk, my shirt was drenched in sweat haha. #dubai #eae #bhurjkhalifa #architecture #skyscrapers #travel #travelphotography #middleeast  (at Bhurj Khalifa - Dubai)

The Bhurj Khalifa. Tallest building in the world. It was so hot while taking this photo (100f) I couldn’t really think straight. After my 10 minute walk, my shirt was drenched in sweat haha. #dubai #eae #bhurjkhalifa #architecture #skyscrapers #travel #travelphotography #middleeast (at Bhurj Khalifa - Dubai)

After flying to Recife Friday morning, I flew back to Rio that same night and jumped on a red-eye flight to Dubai where I’ll be on assignment for a few days.  I have a love for the architecture of mosques and there are many here. This beautiful mosque, lit up at sunset, is next to Jumeirah Beach. #dubai #uae #mosque #masjid #islam #architecture #travel #travelphotography #middleeast (at Jumeirah Beach)

After flying to Recife Friday morning, I flew back to Rio that same night and jumped on a red-eye flight to Dubai where I’ll be on assignment for a few days. I have a love for the architecture of mosques and there are many here. This beautiful mosque, lit up at sunset, is next to Jumeirah Beach. #dubai #uae #mosque #masjid #islam #architecture #travel #travelphotography #middleeast (at Jumeirah Beach)

Friday I flew to Recife to photograph the site of the first Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. It was in use by Spanish & Portuguese Jews from 1636-1654 in Dutch owned Brazil.  Seen here on the right is the reconstructed building in yellow, located on Jew Street. When the Portuguese took over Northern Brazil in 1654, the Jews fled to Suriname, Curaçao, and New Amsterdam (now New York City). #brasil #brazil #recife #synagogue #history #travel #travelphotography

Friday I flew to Recife to photograph the site of the first Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. It was in use by Spanish & Portuguese Jews from 1636-1654 in Dutch owned Brazil. Seen here on the right is the reconstructed building in yellow, located on Jew Street. When the Portuguese took over Northern Brazil in 1654, the Jews fled to Suriname, Curaçao, and New Amsterdam (now New York City). #brasil #brazil #recife #synagogue #history #travel #travelphotography

I’m sure you’ve seen many views of the Favelas in Rio from the outside. This is a view inside the Maré favela which has armed military men stationed and patrolling throughout. #favela #riodejaneiro #rio #brasil #brazil #mare

I’m sure you’ve seen many views of the Favelas in Rio from the outside. This is a view inside the Maré favela which has armed military men stationed and patrolling throughout. #favela #riodejaneiro #rio #brasil #brazil #mare