"The village of Al Madam and renamed as the ghost village, known for its houses which have been swallowed by the desert is located 70km from the centre of Dubai, UAE where this series was created. I wanted my series of the buried village to show the power of nature against the man-made houses and how the sand is now overpowering the houses. With a dozen of houses half covered in sand inside and out, an eerie silence casts over every visitor with the mystery of what happened to this abandoned village.
This series was inspired by psychogeography which essentially is the study of urban environments, but also the effect certain geographical locations have on emotions and feelings of an individual. This artistic term can be seen as an inspiration in various of my photography series." Photographer: Maria Rizzotto