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Nothing like the energy in Hong Kong to boost your creative spirits! 🇭🇰 Have you guys ever been to HK? Curious to know, what was your favorite neighborhood to explore and photograph? Hit me up in the comments I’ll be going back soon :)

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Bonjour Paris 🇫🇷 Really one of them Euro gems. It's a city that inspires, not only through its beauty, but by its deep appreciation for the arts–you can feel it in the daily Parisien lifestyle. Honestly, c'est vraiment incroyable à voir!

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500k, wow ❤️🙏🏽 honestly, I can’t believe it...been one hell of a ride. Forever grateful for all of you and the continuous support over the years. For real, THANK YOU it means a lot. To celebrate I’m slashing my preset prices - save 50% on all my preset & lut packs starting now! Link in bio! Much love guys, peace!

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Surfs up 🏄🏻‍♂️ Out for a quick rough-and-tumble at Bondi Beach. Ever been? Long serene stretches of good ol’Australian coastline and constant wave action–miss this place! 🇦🇺

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Totally a Matrix moment 🙅🏻‍♂️ Hong Kong in some ways reminds me of this film, especially on this particular day, the mood was set. If you’ve never been then you’ll soon realize that this city is much more than its glass and steel surface and one of my favorite cities in the world. Side note: I want to check out some new accounts, any creatives you guys recommend?

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You can find beauty anywhere if you look beyond the surface. 🇮🇶 Torn by its past, my home country of Iraq is one of those places. Most wouldn’t think you would be able to find beauty here, yet I was surrounded by it wherever I went. My family’s history in this region runs as deep as the roots can reach, and the range of emotions I felt exploring Kurdistan was indescribable, uncontainable. That said I was challenged with how to capture this story, specifically how do I show it? I’m still not entirely sure, and I would definitely need to visit again to truly capture what I was seeking. Which leads me to my latest YouTube video about how to improve your visual storytelling skills. It’s going live tomorrow, so make sure to tune in and tap the link in my bio. Definitely some gems in there for you guys. 👏🏽

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I’ve always loved London 🇬🇧 From its architecture, deep history and diverse people there’s a great mix of everything here. It’s just one of those places where I can walk for hours and photograph. Big shout out to my London crew for showing me around their home! #london

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Documenting a bit of history ✍🏼 During my short visit to Iraq I spent some time in the City of Erbil in the north region of Kurdistan and visited the market next to the ancient Citadel of Erbil قلعة أربيل. Still in the process of editing the photos from the Citadel, but here are a few from the surrounding areas. Enjoyed some local tea and taking absorb the moment of being at this world heritage site. Hope to share more soon!

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‎لا يوجد طريق مختصر إلى مكان يستحق الذهاب إليه. 🖤 Northern Iraq, a special place I hold close to my heart. Many firsts of my life happened here. Who would have known that the country I was born into would have so much impact on the direction my family and I would take for years to come. To be honest, a lot of my inspiration for my photos comes from here with its complexities, troubled past, and inner beauty—truly a sacred place.

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Get, that, dirt off your shoulder 🇩🇪 Nothing like a good off-roading sesh to clear my head! My bro @maxleitner and I taking the G-wagon out for a spin in Germany - the only way we know how!

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Taking it all in ✨ Kicked off my visit in Washington DC at one of the most recognized monuments in the world—the Capitol Building. To see the majestic 288 foot high dome of the neoclassical building in person was something special, especially at night.

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District of Columbia 🇺🇸 #Ad With so much history and architecture in Washington DC it was only fitting I stay at the @ConradWashingtonDC an artsy inspired luxury hotel in the heart of the city. Upon entering I was immediately blown away by the @conradhotels beautiful design and open grand spaces—visually stunning. Hands down one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had #Ad #StayInspired 🚨 Side note - if you’re interested in learning more about interior photography check out my latest YouTube video. Links in my bio!

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In the deep end 🌊 What a crazy few months it’s been. Trying to juggle work and a little summer fun can be challenging sometimes. Aiming to make the most of it all - I can’t wait to get back to Toronto and jump back into some water sports! Side note, new YouTube video dropping tomorrow, stay tuned 👋🏽

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High above the Dolomites 💦 One of my highlights in the last several months indeed. Not many views as special as this one in #SouthTyrol 🇮🇹 The mountain range in the northeast part of Italy has peaks and valleys stretching as far as the eyes can see. A definite must if you happen to find yourself in this beautiful region of Italy. 📸 @noahsambenjamin

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Refresh your mindset 🍃 Sometimes a little stroll by the mountains is all you need to reconnect with yourself and reaffirm your goals. Hands down the best way to do it is to venture out in nature and absorb the peace of it all. Grateful for all the beautiful national parks we have in Canada 🇨🇦

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Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦 Summer days just got better - Toronto views with the Can-Am Ryker are truly like no other. @CanAmOnroad #RideLikeNoOther

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Dubai is hard to describe - it’s a city mixed with futuristic ambitions and Middle Eastern traditions 🇦🇪 Being surrounded by desert on one side and the Persian Gulf on the other, there’s a sense of mystery and uniqueness you really can’t experience anywhere else.

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Style and heritage in the modern era 🇺🇸 Both enriched with so much history and tradition it only made sense we conclude the @Longines Masters against the New York City backdrop. Definitely one for the books #LonginesFlagship #EleganceisanAttitude 🚨 New YouTube video all about Product Photography - links in my bio! 👏🏽

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Winding roads and mountain range views! ⚡️ On a campaign for @mercedesbenz, a few friends and I drove across Alberta and found ourselves at Moraine Lake, a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park. During the summer months this lake, with an elevation of 6183 feet, gives off an epic shade of blue which I’ll have to come back to see one day soon. To my fellow Canadians out west, have you been to Moraine Lake–what did you guys think? 🚨 SideNote: YouTube video coming tomorrow!

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All about those simple moments 🌿 The peace and tranquillity of nature really does wonders for the soul. Add some good people to the mix with the grandeur of Vancouver’s outdoors and you got something really special. Definitely recommend taking some time to reconnect with it, trust fam, the best thing ever! 🙏🏽

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What up Stockholm! Bring out the Mercedes AMG GT Coupe! Jokes 😅 Kidding aside I was recently in Sweden to join @EpidemicSound for their yearly Creator Summit and to celebrate their 10th anniversary. What a crazy time. Had the opportunity to meet and learn from so many other creators from around the world. The pics above pretty much sums up my entire mood the whole time I was there! Shoutout to @moliverallen for capturing these moments🤘🏽#escreators

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Beautiful well-designed interior spaces inspire me as much as exterior ones and the @ConradWashingtonDC Hotel is a perfect example—a pearl within a shell #Ad 🇺🇸 Upon walking in you are welcomed by an elegant spacious atrium. Built for the traveler, the innovative spaces of this @ConradHotels property seamlessly intersect business, creativity and art—finding a unique balance of inspiration. The hotel envisioned by architecture firm and Pritzker Prize laureates Herzog & de Meuron and interior design by Rottet Studio has really achieved the ultimate contemporary urban oasis. Hands down one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever stayed in. #StayInspired

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Visiting the Capital with @ConradwashingtonDC #Ad 🇺🇸 If you have never been to Washington DC then make sure to add it to your bucket list! The vast history here is an experience like no other, and luckily I’m spending this weekend at the latest addition to @ConradHotels, a beautifully designed building which reminds me of a well curated art exhibit—insane! #StayInspired

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Ride like no other 👽 Hands down the best city ride on the block @CanAmOnRoad #CanAmPartner

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Another big day in the city! 🏀 If you know Toronto at all then you’ll know it’s a crazy sports city with a huge fan base. The sports culture here is real, and you can always count on the fans to show up and support 100 percent. I love the spirit behind sports. Tonight the @Raptors have chance to win the NBA Championship and you can bet, I and millions of other fans will be cheering the squad from home! 🇨🇦 #WeTheNorth

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Was on a high exploring the Dolomites, a beautiful mountain range in northern Italy. Thanks to @mercedesbenz for the smooth ride, easily handled the Italian terrain! Side note - did you catch the @F1 race today? Going to share the experience soon - Montréal I love you 🏁

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What up San Francisco! 🏀 Can't begin to explain how excited I am to be here with @AirCanada for game 4 of the NBA Finals. Having watched the @Raptors play for 15+ years, you can't imagine how tremendous this is for me and all the Raptor fans! I'm going to be cheering the lights out tonight, making sure Oakland knows we out here!! #WeTheNorth #ACFanFlight 🇨🇦

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Big city, Big dreams ⚡️ Each sunset in the city is an opportunity to reflect and gather peace of mind, especially in New York where time seems to be at its fastest. While there with @Longines, I took advantage of these moments whenever I could, slowing down and appreciating the stillness of it all. #EleganceisanAttitude #LonginesMasterCollection

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Abstract dreams 👽 The mundane of our everyday reality is anything but exciting. New developments and environments do bring a sense of curiosity but never really shake us nor challenge us to see things outside the box. But imagine if you were able to explore other realities with drastically different scenarios and outcomes, so outrageous that our current visual reality would become elementary. Now that would be crazy, kind of like your favourite abstract painting suddenly becoming your reality.

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Back to those Tokyo nights🥤 I find myself at times lost in a daydream - counting the lights of a city as they slowly begin to flicker. Each light creates a moment of its own, a pulse that moves through the streets. As the night peaks, I notice a whole city painted with light and movement.

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Street dreams 🌚 For many urban photographers New York holds legendary status. Some of the greats like William Klein, Vivian Maier, and Bruce Gilden have all produced significant bodies of work here that continue to inspire many photographers today. If you are unfamiliar with their works then I highly recommend you check them out. The compositions and street moments captured are out of this world. Who’s your favourite street photographer right now?

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Who wants to go for a ride? 👽 I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my Can-Am Ryker lately. If you’ve been wondering anything feel free to ask me here. This ride has definitely made me appreciate Toronto more and I now see the city from a new perspective. I can say without a doubt, I much prefer this mode of travel. It makes getting around easier and capturing the city more enjoyable! Also, it sure is eye-catching! #CanAmPartner @canamonroad

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All in my feelings 👽 I’ve been looking through content from 2018 and realizing how insanely good last year was definitely one for the books. Had the chance to travel to so many incredible places with friends like @muenchmax. But one of the most memorable was my trip to Japan with @mercedesbenz. My experiences there were unreal and so inspiring. It’s trips like this that keep my motivation high and push me to explore even more. 👏🏽 #mercedesbenz

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Time to pause, reflect & enjoy 🍂 What a perfect way to close off the @Longines Masters Series in New York. From Paris to Hong Kong, and now New York it’s been an adventure to remember. Here are some of my favourite moments from my weekend with Longines Flagship time pieces! #EleganceisanAttitude #LonginesFlagship

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🖤 New York, with its aura of history, is one of those special cities with countless story lines and endless places to explore. Even though I’ve been here so many times, I find there’s always a place my eyes have never seen, or a new person around the corner that I have yet to meet. For me, it’s like reading a new book—the deeper you get into the story the more twists and turns are revealed.

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Night sight 🌙 Contrary to what some might believe photographing at night leaves you with some interesting creative possibilities. Everything is a bit different and you’ll notice your approach changes as things get darker, especially composition-wise as you experiment with various lighting situations. In this case the ambient lighting, the gray overcast sky, and cooler tones all play a role in triggering a certain ambiance almost giving a cinematic feeling. 🎥

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⚡️ Working with Mercedes-Benz has taken me through some breathtaking parts of the world. In this case, we found ourselves in Japan alongside the Higashiizu coastline southwest of Sagami Bay. To test the G-Class’s limits, we roamed through less driven terrain and took it to an area of the Hosono Highlands in Higashiizu-Cho, up and down Big Snake Road. And as we suspected, a rainstorm swooped in just in time for us to maneuver our way through the slippery landscape. What a ride!

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Moments from New York 📸 All about the art-deco and brownstone row-houses which were built during important cultural periods in NYC. One of my favourite architecture movements to ever phase through the Apple is the Art Deco movement - without it, I wouldn’t be able to see my favourite skyscraper in Manhattan during my visits, The Chrysler Building. The collection of architectural styles there is real, you just gotta love it 👏🏽

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😍 There’s nothing like New York City: the sights, the sounds, the energy. It truly is one of my favourite places in the world to photograph, the stories and unique details are endless. I’m curious, I know many of you have been, so what are your favorite areas in NYC to photograph and why? Would love to hear your thoughts, hit me up in the comments below!

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Dropping heat today 🔥 There is only one way to describe the drive up the Portugal coast towards Nazare Praia do Norte—ULTIMATE FREEDOM! Exploring the beautiful coast behind the power of the @Lamborghini Urus was such a rush. The speed literally gave me chills. Luckily we were able to pull up to this spot and catch the sunset alongside the beachside cliffs. Be sure to check out my YouTube video from this experience, links in my bio!

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Always looking to explore, even at home. If you look a little harder there’s always something new to discover. Heads up, new video dropping tomorrow on YouTube - this is a special one! 🙌🏽

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29 years old today..wow! 😅 What a ride it’s been. Pumped to see how this last year of my twenties unfolds. Expecting nothing short of awesome and to meet as many of you as I can across the globe. Much love and thank you for the birthday wishes. Bless up! 🙌🏽

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It's been grey for weeks in Toronto..weeks! ☁️ But instead of staying inside on days like this there are plenty of opportunities to explore and capture unique shots of the city. The rain and clouds really add a certain element, giving off a mysterious vibe which I love. Anyway, what you guys getting up to this weekend? Going to get some drinks tonight who wants to join 🙋🏻‍♂️

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Born to ride! 👽 Super pumped about my new Can-Am Ryker. Stylish, fast, and accessible the Ryker has been an awesome way to get around Toronto’s neighbourhoods and downtown streets. Maneuvering with ease the lower profile of the Ryker gives you a new perspective of the city literally giving you a front seat to the city’s vibe and creative energy. #CanAmPartner @canamonroad

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😍 Considered one of the seven wonders of the world, Petra, dubbed the city of mysteries was definitely one of those trips to remember. There is nothing like roaming towards an ancient city through a stretch of desert believed to have been first occupied over 8000 years ago! Crazy. On arrival to Petra, you will be welcomed by Al Khazneh - The Treasury which was carved into the red-rose sandstone rock surrounding the area. Apparently only 15% of the city has been uncovered and the rest remain untouched underground!

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Home sweet home! ⚡️With spring finally here my work schedule has picked up tremendously. Luckily with my #AmexPlatinum Card from @AmexCanada my day-to-day business demands have gone smoothly. From business lunches and meetings across Toronto where I earn 3x the points on eligible dining purchases, to last minute travels around the world where I earn 2x the points on eligible travel purchases, the Platinum experience to-date has been solid. With so many things to do, it definitely gives me one less thing to worry about while on-the-go. To learn more about the Platinum Card experience hit up the link in my bio! #AMEXLIFE #Ad 👏🏽

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Views on views! 😍 Living in Toronto has been the best decision I've ever made! Hands down! The city has taught me a lot, giving me perspective not only in my personal life, but also creatively with the work I do. The city has only blessed me with opportunities and challenges that have forced me to grow and be better. Nothing but love for the six! 👏🏽

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Super excited to finally share the news - I’ve officially partnered with @CanAmOnRoad for 2019! 🙌🏽 I’ve been meaning to try something new and the Can-Am Ryker has blown my mind - talk about easy urban riding with a major cool factor! I’ve been on the road with it for over a month now and it’s been super smooth, surprisingly fast and a joy to maneuver around Toronto. And with the warm summer days ahead I can’t wait to ride the Ryker under the sun and kick off those much needed cruise adventures on the road. We riding! ⚡️

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Out of this world 👽 Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn't mean to take. I remember this road trip across Switzerland so vividly - the dramatic clouds hovering over the mountain peaks, twists and turns as we made our way down the valley, and the endless stretch of road separating the Alps - I miss being out there!🇨🇭

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Lamborghini mercy 🔥 A few weeks ago I had an amazing opportunity to work with @lamborghini, a brand I’ve been admiring from afar for the longest time. And guess what, I got to test drive their first ever SUV, the Lamborghini Urus in Nazaré Portugal—NUTS! The driving experience blew my mind. It’s so much more than an SUV, it’s literally a SUPERCAR with 640+ horsepower and a variety of driving modes. Was super pumped to have this opportunity, a big thank you to the team at Lamborghini for having me! #Urus #Lamborghini 🚨 New video up on YouTube check it out, links in bio!