IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH PIMPMYCAMEL
1. Habibi, what is your name and where are you from?
-My name is Ramy and I was born and raised in New York City.
2. What is your current weapon (camera) of choice?
-I shoot with a Canon 6D
3. So what made you get into photography?
-Three years ago I started exploring abandoned buildings. At first I was exploring for the thrill. Slowly I started taking pictures with my I-phone and posting it on instagram. I got a lot of positive feedback and most were advising me to buy a professional camera. The love for photography has always been instilled in me. I always found myself playing with my phone camera nonstop taking pictures of random things.
4. Do you have a specific lens that's your favorite to shoot with?
-Canon 16-35mm it's one of the most versatile lenses I have ever used and I highly recommend it now that the L3 is out.
5. What are your top 3 favorite locations that you have shot?
-Abandoned Train Trollies
6. Aside from shooting, what are some of your other hobbies?
-Playing Video Games
7. So word on the streets is that you own a camel, is this true?
-Lmfao it is indeed true... I own a camel in Egypt!!!
8. Speaking of Egypt, I remember seeing your story of a crazy mansion you explored out there. Tell us about that experience.
-It was a old home in Egypt called Baron Palace and the history behind it made me fall in love with the ideaof exploring it. I remember doing a massive amount of research and also hitting up local explorers to find outmore information about the Baron Palace & if it's possible to explore it. Everyone I asked literally told me that it wasn't possible because the palace is protected by the government. After talking to a few higher ups and pulling a few strings I managed to tour the beautiful palace. It was a time I will never forget. The dark history combined with great memories makes this place one of the most favorite explores of all time.
9. What's your scariest moment you've had in photography yet?
-Getting chased out of a abandoned building by security & police lmao.
10. If you could go to any location in the world tomorrow to shoot, where would it be?
-I would definitely choose Japan. They have some of the most epic abandoned structures in the world.
11. Do you ever lose interest in photography, and if so, what are some thing's that motivate you to shoot again?
-I never really lose interest in photography but I do find myself losing confidence in my work. It's something that I have really been trying to work on as a photographer.
12. Are there any photographers that you look up to or inspire you?
13. Any advice for the younger photographer/ urban explorers out there?
-Always be one step ahead creatively and don't worry about other photographers / urban explorers and what they have to say. Try to network and shoot with others ever opportunity you get without getting involved in any drama. At the end of the day photography is a competition and you have to go out there and bust your ass if you want to make a name for yourself.