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Zar 02 by MahmoudYakut Zar 02 by MahmoudYakut
my second submission of this series, "Zar" is a mysterious ritual, a mixture of Egyptian and African culture that evolved over the ages, some times it is done for religious purposes and sometimes for exorcism. It is a dance accompanied by progressive intense percussion. These people you see in the photo are real "Zar" performers, who also do a show in a small place in down town Cairo, when you see them you feel like you are looking at some characters from a history book or you have moved a hundred years back in time... it was a truly unique experience, thanks for my beloved fiance who took me to this place, although she got scarred from this "paranormal" atmosphere and had some nightmares about them :D

other photo from the series

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cassannder Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Awesome, I love your photos.
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much Kelly! :)
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DylanHope Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I have really enjoyed look at this series, and I think you did a very good job conveying the mood
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
many thanks Dylan! :)
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DylanHope Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
*looking
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toxic-mind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
it's beautiful. u captured that face expression and position without having her pose
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug::glomp::tighthug:
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toxic-mind Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
woow, I love them :)).. especially that last emoticon :))
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i know coucou :blowkiss::frail:
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nun09 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
her face.....it tells a story......
its really nice!! :joy:
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you my friend! :hug:
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nun09 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
^^
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Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of expression and almost a familiar atmosphere! Like it very much, especially it's in black and white.
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much! :)
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Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome.:)
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful and unique as your experience!
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much my friend! :)
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
welcome my friend,is absolutely wonderful..
she have so love inside her and you take a minute..!!from her inner world
wow for me is like an angel!!!:clap:
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks my dear, i am so glad you could feel the photo and communicate with the lady :hug:
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
;) we are crazy artists lol
:hug:
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i think so :)
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