A photo essay of Egypt

Every time I arrive in a new country the first thing I like to do is go exploring; I find it really gives me a feel for the culture and sets me up nicely for the rest of a trip.

As I’ve said countless times before, there are few things in life that make me happier than walking around a city with my camera in my hand. Luckily, on my trip to Egypt I found a brother in arms; this time it was my brother Carl.

As soon as we arrived in Hurghada, Egypt, the first thing we wanted to do was pick up our cameras and go exploring. Carl is a very keen photographer himself (you should check out his stuff at Carl Sherifi Photography), so it was nice to wander around with someone who takes as long over a shot as I do.

Being so close to the desert, we caught a taxi to Safaga, a local town about 40km outside Hurghada, to really immerse ourselves in the landscape and to look for some shots.

With the desert as our backdrop, it wasn’t long before we had our cameras out taking photo after photo. Carl wanted to do some portrait photography, so I was happy to oblige as his model for the afternoon.

Hurghada and the whole of Egypt is famous for the Red Sea, without a doubt one of the best diving and snorkelling locations in the world, so the next day we took our exploring off the land and under the water.

There’s a reason why so many people choose the Red Sea to dive, and both my brothers and I quickly found out why it is so popular. No doubt I’ll post a separate photo essay on life in the Red Sea, but it was truly stunning to dive this area of the world.

If Egypt isn’t on your map to travel to, it really should be, and I can’t recommend picking up your camera and exploring the country enough. Hopefully this photo essay will highlight some of the colours of the country.indexExploring the deserts of Egypt

Taking a photo of the pier

Sunset in Hurghada, Egypt

PADI dive centre at Sharm el Naga

A beached boat in Egypt

Exploring the waters of the Red Sea, Egypt

A Sherelfie with Tom and Carl

The blues of the Red Sea

Reading on the pier

Wandering around Sankara, Egypt

Orange and white

Going out for dinner

All portraits of me were taken by Carl Sherifi.

All clothes were provided by Jack Wills.