This was taken in Cairo, Egypt in the GIza area near the pyramids. Her eyes capitavated me and while my daughter was talking to her in Arabic I was busy photographing her beauty. It was taken with a Canon AE1 film camera with a 70-210 lens in natural light manual focus. I use 200 ASA film. My guess is that she was about 8 or 9.When I saw those green eyes all I could think of was the famous photo taken by Steve McCurry of the Afghan Girl featured on National Geographic.
This photo has been featured in “Childhood”, “All Things Ancient Egyptian”, “#1 Artists of Red Bubble”, “Art of the Middle East”, “Artistic, Creative & Very Talented!” “Moody and Evocative”, “Around the World”, “All Street Portraits + Photography”, “The Human Condition” and The Addicted Photographer"
FEATURED in “Artistic, Creative & Very Talented!” March 2010