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emirates_aerialsAcclaimed Middle East photography and production company, Wouter Kingma, announces first solo photography exhibition to mark the launch of the region’s inaugural on-line print store.

Between 16th and 30th September 2013, photos and a number of installations will be on display at Create! at the The Courtyard in Al Quoz, Dubai. A launch evening will take place on Monday 16th September from 7pm to 9.30pm, at which anyone is welcome to join.

The exhibition, sponsored by Canon Middle East, Audi Middle East and Sandisk, will feature images across four key themes. Arabia Arabia captures the magical and diverse sights that surround us from quaint wind towers to glitzy skyscrapers, desert camels to prayer time at the mosque. Emirates Aerials is a black and white series, all taken from an aerial position. This captivating collection portrays with perfection the UAE’s vast urban progress over the years and the iconic structures known the world over. The Movement series captures the essence of adventure and the outdoor lifestyle with a number of individuals pushing their physical and mental boundaries. Finally, the Footsteps of Thesiger series captures the Adrian Hayes expedition across the Empty Quarter to re-enact that of Wilfred Thesiger in the 1950’s. The images portray intrepid adventure, unexpected drama and humbling hospitality during the 44-day long expedition.

Wouter Kingma says, ‘This will be my first solo exhibition and after amassing a huge portfolio of incredible images, over the last 11 years in the region, I’m excited to share them with the community.’ Trevor Hill, Managing Director of the exhibition’s sponsor Audi Middle East, adds: “We have been working with Wouter for many years, on Audi projects as well as some of his adventures and charity initiatives. It is a great pleasure for us to promote his talents and add to the region’s cultural scene. Wouter’s collection will inspire and entertain with his portfolio of brilliant photography, relating to all those living in the Middle East.”

The exhibition marks the launch of Wouter Kingma’s online retail store, the first of its kind in the region. The online store sells handcrafted and limited edition photography prints, all delivered directly to your door. Each image comes beautifully packaged in a protective poster box with a unique story to give meaning and context to the prints.

Wouter Kingma previously set new ground in the Middle East by being the first organization to sign up for 1% for the Planet, a world-wide initiative that encourages the businesses to contribute 1% of their sales to non-profit causes dedicated to the preservation of our natural environment.

About Wouter Kingma Productions
Based in the desert climes of Dubai, Wouter Kingma is a visual artist and adventure junkie. As a commercial & editorial photographer, he shoots extensive action-based imagery for branding agencies, sports marketing companies and international lifestyle brands. In addition to photography assignments, Wouter also produces award winning unique coffee table books. His production house has, to date, been responsible for nearly a dozen big limited-edition books. Wouter loves to push the boundaries professionally, constantly striving to capture crisp and fresh imagery or deliver book designs that set new benchmarks. Along with a team of highly creative professionals, he serves a loyal client base with passion, innovation and energy.

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