A girl from Oman told me once that this picture was perfectly representing her country.
While driving to the Wadi Shab, one of the most famous valleys of the Sultanate, I spotted some goats sitting on top of a car that was parked on top of a rock. I told the driver to stop and approached the goats slowly on foot, cautions not to scare the goats away. In Oman men traditionally wear long white dresses, while many women are dressed in black. Nice coincidence, I thought, while framing the picture through the viewfinder. It looked like a perfect composition, the male was sitting on the top of the roof, the females grouped around his majesty.
I took another step forward, when one of the goats suddenly got up and jumped, and within seconds all the other goats were gone, too. Back at the car, my driver explained me that the two most important status symbols in Oman are cars and goats.
We are currently offering photographs in two different formats:
- Classic: 40x30cm or 50x40cm (depending on image)
- Large: 80x60cm
Each photographs' size has been decided in collaboration with the photographer to make sure the final piece is in the optimal dimension to suit the work.
All prints are produced on Baryta Hahnemühle 315g, on Epson Pigment Inkjet. All prints have been approved by the photographer. We work closely with each photographer to ensure every edition reflects their intentions.
Each print will come with its own "story" printed on museum archive quality paper.
For more info about our printing process, please read about our partnership with the legendary photo lab Picto.
The edition is not limited based on quantity but based on time. Each sale will present a unique selection of photographs and formats that will only be available for the duration of the sale. The limited time is part of what make our prints special.
Christian Bobst (b. 1971, Switzerland) originally studied graphic design. For almost 15 years, he worked as an internationally awarded creative director for major advertising agencies in Switzerland and Germany. In 2010, he decided to focus working as a freelance documentary photographer.
Since then, he has covered stories in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America. His pictures were published in magazines and newspapers such as Stern, NZZ, die Zeit, The Guardian, The New York Review of Books, Six Mois, Huffington Post and Geo. In 2016, he was named a winner in the World Press Photo Awards—the resulting exhibition was shown in 100 cities in 45 countries around the world.
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