As I stated before, Egyptian hospitality is incredible. Our visit to Luxor & Co. was no exception. Mohamed Elgelany, one of the Luxor owners, was sure to give us a tour of the factory and the showroom, have tea delivered to us, and feed us a full meal with his family in his home. See? Hospitality at its finest!
The first time we visited the factory, it was at the end of the day, and no workers were present. Its whiteness was so attractive to me! The factory had the atmosphere of a studio or a galley. Immediately I thought of Birmingham designer Diana Hansen, who is obsessed with white. Everything white, always.
When we returned a second time, the workers were present and they were extremely kind as well. One man cutting the alabaster gave us each our own little slab, wet and freshly sliced. Seeing the alabaster transform from a huge mass of rock to a beautiful vase, plate, or sconce (whatever you like, really!) is such an experience.
Thanks Mohamed for welcoming us to Egypt in such a marvelous way!
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Absolutely stunning. Thank you, Mr. Hester. You are a super-pro.
Take a listen if you have even a moment. Jon Black clearly knew what was good for him when he wrote this song: My Love is With You All the Time.
was a beautiful bride!! I can’t wait to show you more photos from this gorgeous day, but for now this is all I am going to give you… until they are all finished and some film is developed.
I teared up looking at them. Oh my. It feels like yesterday they asked me to shoot their big day, before I had ever assisted a wedding or even considered doing so. As soon as they asked me, I thought…. Well this is a really big deal!!! I best do as many of these before that day as I can!! Soooo as a result I have been able to assist multiple, learning different things each time. I have so very far to go, but I hope they love these images more than they ever thought they could, and my wish is that they last a lifetime!
All in all, it was a fabulous day and much thanks to my assistant Kate Allen! More to come, my friends.