The Deira fish market is a very popular destination not only for the variety of fruits, vegetables and fish you can pickup, but it also becoming a very popular photography site in Dubai. The fish market opens at about 5 am and shortly afterwards the chaos begins.
In March 2013, I decided to visit the fish market to solely take photographs. I’d been to the fish market before and was mesmerised by the bustling atmosphere and the vibrant colorful fish. I knew I had to capture the images on film.
The fish market is part of old Dubai, an area not often depicted as a representation of the city. It offered sharp contrast to the towers and skyscrapers that are a permanent feature in the emirate’s landscape. I felt excited, like I could really experiment with the photos because of the massive contrast in colors and because I had no idea how the photos would turn to to be, so I had no expectations to fulfill.