Wired Magazine, Masdar City, AbuDhabi

After 3 days in the desert shooting a really interesting story for Wired magazine all the way back at the end of May, I think I’ve nearly managed to get all the sand out of my gear… and my ears… and some other places that are best talked about on a different blog.  With the thermometer at a refreshing 45 degrees, picking up my Black tripod was on occasion about as fun as inserting your hands into a toaster that’s residing in the mouth of a Lion (don’t ask me how it got there, not least where it was plugged in)

3rd degree burns aside the shoot was for an article on Masdar City. Located about 20km outside of Abu Dhabi it is one of the worlds most sustainable cities. At this stage the term ‘city’ is slightly overbilling it as it’s ambition and vision has, in the short term at least, had to be scaled back and altered slightly for a number of different reasons. The world financial crisis chief among them.

Unsurprisingly the article does a far better job of telling the story than my ramblings ever will, but here’s a few images from the magazine…

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