I love seeking inspiration from photographers, especially travel inspiration. I also love travelling via other people’s photos and seeing a new corner of the world through their camera lens. It’s amazing how you can be transported across the world to a different culture or a different landscape through a single photo.
Last week, during the exact same days that I went to Lima, my brother (Sebastian) travelled to Jerusalem for a work project, and I asked him to share his favourite photos and memories here on my blog.
I was recently in the Jerusalem to make a film on behalf of an organisation called Christian Vision. We were commissioned to make a film to explore the places in Israel’s capital where scholars believe Jesus was crucified and resurrected. We explored the city and all the major religious landmarks.
The Jerusalem landscape. This was my first time in the Middle East and I was greeted by the classic beige colours you come to expect from the region, with little spots of greenery and terracotta spaced throughout the city.
The graves. A huge cemetery where Jewish & Christians are buried takes up most of the Mount of Olives. It’s estimated that over 150,000 people are buried here. This is one of the most sought after places to be buried in the world, as the Bible says that when the Messiah comes, the resurrection of the dead will begin there.
Colourful markets. There’s not much colour in Jerusalem until you head into the markets, where sellers set up their stalls to entice the tourists and pilgrims who have travelled to experience the holy land. This shop front was by far the coolest I saw when I was there
I loved getting to see a city and a culture that I know so little about! Have you ever visited the Middle East?