About the Book
Cairo and the Western Desert (142 pages - 67 photographs)
The first part of this book contains a selection of images made in Egypt's capital Cairo, the city with the largest population on the African continent. The second part shows images that were made during a roadtrip through the Western Desert, visiting the Oases of Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga. All images were shot between December 25th 2005 and January 6th 2006.
The various street views, desert landscapes, local people and other captured subjects will give you an impression of the atmosphere, the colours and the beauty I encountered while staying in Egypt.
Menno Alberts (1977) was born in Amsterdam, capital of The Netherlands. Nowadays he lives in the southern suburbs of the city. Photography has been his passion since his 10th birthday when his parents gave him his first camera. Travelling, another passion, has proved to be the best way for him to get inspiration to capture images. Besides to almost all Western European countries his trips have taken him to places in Eastern Europe, North Africa and to the United States and Canada several times. Since 2000 Menno has been working as a professional photographer, serving the Dutch real estate market. Specialized in landscape and nighttime photography he strives to show the beauty of land- and cityscapes which most people do not notice or tend to take for granted.