Entry Title: "Bastakiya"
Name:
Victor Romero
, United Arab Emirates
Category: Professional,


Entry Description:

Established at the end of the 19th century by well-to-do textile and pearl traders from Bastak, Iran.The original, old city of Dubai is just one per cent of the modern city we see today. The district is filled with traditional courtyard houses and classic wind towers, which offer a charming glimpse of how Dubai once looked. These wind towers were not just decorative. They were the only means of cooling houses in the days before mains electricity.

About the Artist:

Based in Dubai, 30 years-old spanish photographer, Victor Romero has been covering various assignments in 29 different cities, across 17 different<br /> countries in the last couple of years.<br /> After leaving his law degree in Spain, he continued his studies in Photography, Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in the UK.<br /> Along with work published worldwide, from the The Times and The Independent(UK), El Mundo(Spain) Washington Post and the New Yorker(US). <br /> He has also produced work for International newsagencies such as Associated Press, Reuters and The European Press Agency.<br /> Always on the look for new challenges, having covered international fashion<br /> shows, sports and political news, he decided to specialise in Architecture<br /> and interiors photography, which he has been successfuly doing for the past<br /> five years. His pictures have been printed from London Cabs to billboards in<br /> Berlin.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Commission by Explorer Publishing, he has published 5 photography books,<br /> Posh Nosh, Dubai Discovered, Dubai Impressions, Abu Dhabi Impressions and Qatar Impressions. He counts Shangri-la, Le Meridien, Emirates Airlines, <br /> Swarovski Architecture Department, Dubai Department of Commerce and Marketing, among his many clients.<br /> <br /> <br /> Victor Romero is currently working for Emirates and Fly Dubai, doing the<br /> branding for both airlines in a long term proyect, in the last months<br />