The Ship of the Desert

Taimour Rabadi

The documentary photography project THE SHIP OF THE DESERT by Taimour Rabadi presents the sedentary and semi-sedentary Bedouin society where they are living in Wadi rum, Jordan. Some of them kept living deep in the desert but near to small villages, whereas on the contrary, the majority are living in the villages that are located around the desert and near to cities. The desert is huge, even though, the Bedouins have managed to adapt to living and create their comfort zone to live with what the desert is awarding them.
The desert is a rigid and tough place to live where it implicated on the Bedouin folks, whereas, the Bedouins had used the desert as a physical space to produce a lived space, hence, it created a cultural, traditional, and historical description among the Bedouin generations, also, created the motifs of their deferent characters such as endurance and patience, loyalty, hospitality and generosity, bravery and combat, poetry with dance and music, appearance and ornament, and more, nomadism and travel. Hence, all their characters and qualities have created a relationship between them and the vast desert nature, even more so with its animals such as the camel.

Taimour Rabadi

Taimour Rabadi, (b.1993) is an inspired Filmmaker and Photographer who finished a BA in Design and Visual Communication in his native Amman, Jordan, and completed one year of studies in Media Design in Mainz, Germany, and finished a MA in Photography Arts in Berlin, Germany.
He started as a freelance cameraman and video editor. He directed, wrote, and produced his first short film (The Will). The winner of the Gold and Platinum Awards (TV Promotions section) at the Marcom Awards 2019 in Chicago, USA.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

I see myself as an independent Filmmaker and Photographer

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

How I would describe my pictures from the visual language to the written language.

Who or what inspires you?

Deferent arts, in general, inspire me, which I could gain vast knowledge.

How do you approach a new project?

I approach to add the medium of realistic documentation moments where I used to visit locations, taking a wide general look on ambiance scenes and a close up look on needed topics, hence, will help my storytelling and work approaching, where eventually these works are presented on screen and different media platforms locally, regionally and worldwide. 

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Do your best and be patient to achieve your main goals.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

It is obvious while looking into my projects, I went into different themes and styles on making my film and photo arts, the reason behind that is that when taking a look like an artist I have to try new themes while discovering is my sign. I admire my projects and am keen to continue with them.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

Since 2015, my work has been involved in film, TV productions, and photography as a filmmaker and photographer focusing on Image directing, camera, and editing. After experimenting with mediums, I found camera works have now become a very prominent feature in my work and I continue to develop my skills 

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Buffie 2022-01-28 18:11:23

I love your compositions. They're nicely arranged. The photos make me feel like I was there with the camera itself

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