Humaid AlQassimi

Gallery FAQ

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Are the pictures downloaded from the web?

No, I have took all of the pictures and released them under a creative commons license.

Which camera do you use?

I use my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to take all of the photos.

Why don’t you use something like Instagram or Flickr?

These services do not fit my need, Instagram by Facebook is a social media platform which compresses images to a lower quality and doesn’t provide an option to download them. While Flickr started deleting pictures of non-paying users, requiring them to pay an expensive subscription1.

It makes more sense to self-host my gallery than to rely on a service that can shut down my account or delete my images at any point.

Why are faces blurred?

According to UAE laws, you need consent before taking a picture of someone. So all pictures of faces are blurred.

If you have a problem in any of the photos in my gallery, contact me via my email: me @ this domain and I’ll do my best to resolve the issue.


  1. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/02/flickr-delete-millions-photos-reduce-allowance-free-users ↩︎