The above image is actually a montage of about 1000 of my images (a rare computer manipulation on this website). Click on it to enlarge. You might just see yourself.
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ABOUT ME: In a nutshell, I'm 47, and I have lived in Washington D.C. for 40 years after my family moved here from Egypt. I was born about 10 minutes from the Great Pyramids of Giza, which probably explains both my marginal tolerance for cold weather as well as my Pharoah complex. I am a physician in private practice, and I specialize in HIV disease and Hematology. I am double-board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology. I have been in private practice for 17 years and now have one of the largest HIV practices in the area. Those that have been to my office can attest to my claim that it is probably the most interesting, and definitely the coolest doctor's office anywhere. I feel very fortunate in that I love my work while providing a valuable service for the community. I feel very close to my patients, and I consider most of them my friends.
Six years ago, I established the Metropolis Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization which raises funds to support local and national AIDS causes. With the support of hundereds of friends and the efforts of many volunteers, we have contributed over $160,000 to a variety of organizations including Whitman Walker Clinic, Food and Friends, AMFAR, HIV Community Coalition, Northern Virginia AIDS Ministries, Metro Teen AIDS, SMYAL, just to name a few...as well as some non-AIDS organizations such as Big Brothers, The Arthritis Foundation, Children's Hospital, NGLTF, and The Victory Fund.
Thanks to all those who have played a part in making Metropolis a success. I am currently serving on the board of directors of DCs new Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and I am chairing the development committee. In the past, I served on the board of Whitman Walker Clinic for over 10 years, sevenof which I chaired the development commitee.
With regards to my history with photography, I have been seriously taking photos for about 14 years. The majority of my work has been spontaneous rather than posed. I have attmepted to illustrate life as it is, while highlighting the more beautiful aspects of our community. As I have often said, there is so much beauty around us which is so easy to overlook because of the many problems and stresses that we regularly encounter. But with only a little bit of effort, it's easy to stop and take a little bit of time to appreciate some of what is beautiful around us. Not only beautiful things, but also people who are wonderful in so many ways. I have tried to illustrate my philosophy on life through my photography.
I enjoy doing all kinds of things. I am basically a pop culture hound. I love all kinds of Movies, and TV shows. I am a true audiophile...I like everything from the most progressive house/dance music (Go Junior) to hard rock, heavy metal, jazz, opera, show tunes, new age, modern rock....and I am an avid Redskins Fan...just to name a few of my interests.
Below is a collection of self-portraits from various aspects of my life. As you can see, I get around quite a bit. But I make the effort to make things happen. I don't sit around waiting for opportunities or invitations to come. Most of these pics were actually taken by my outstretched left arm.. The so-called "MOODYSHOT". A few of these images were taken with a tri-pod, in particular the prolonged exposure images.
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