About my photography

rain rhapsody~ shanghai

rain rhapsody~ shanghai

My name is Mimo Khair. This website is used for occasional blogging and showcase for my art.

I believe that art is life and life is art. I create whenever I can, however I can and wherever I am.

Life inspires me and humanity motivates me.

My photography style is mainly but not limited to ‘documentary’ and ‘street photography’, focusing often on social issues and the human condition. I also experiment daily with mobile photography and more abstract artful use of the camera.

I currently use a Canon 5D mark 3 with a variety of lenses, a fujix100t and an iphone6.

I am currently living in Shanghai, China since 2006.

Please feel free to visit my regularΒ Flickr photo stream

my workshops project page finding yourself in the streets

And also on Facebook

I tweet under mimokhair

Thank you for visiting my blog and I look forward to a shared adventure in blogging and photography.

If you need to contact me regarding using any of my photos, which I ask you to kindly do before using them, please email me at: mimokhair@me.com


  1. Hi, I came across your blog. Great work! Interesting content. Your photography is amazing. I enjoy to read blogs from people around the world and different cultures. I am a food blogger from Canada, and I invite you to visit/follow my blog at: https://zest4foodblog.wordpress.com Cheers, Angelika

  2. Hi! I just visited your blog following a wordpress sugestion and am glad I did – seems like I’m doing what you did in your second year blogging. I’m glad to see youΒ΄ve overcome the challenge! Right now, I’m hoping to have the 365 archived photos I promised, not so professionally though.. I’ll try to learn from you following your blog now! πŸ˜€

  3. I’ve recently visited your blog and your work is very inspirational, love it! Thank you for sharing it!!

  4. Love your blog! IΒ΄m also very interested in photography! If you like check out http://www.youngtravelbug.com

  5. This is incredible. The Peace Starts From Within picture might be one of my favorite pieces of art…ever. Glad I found your blog.

  6. Wonderful use of colour in your lastest pics….Well, in fact in all the ones I’ve seen!! πŸ™‚

  7. Your blog is wonderful! I think I will look a lot of your photos before starting a new drawings πŸ™‚ you inspire my colour!

  8. This is an amazing site, you are incredibly talented. I look forward to following πŸ™‚

  9. Loved ur thought on doing 365 project. Hope I would have the same courage to do…

  10. Hi there, I’ve just discovered your blog. It is an amazing project, challenging though to post every single day for a year. I can’t wait to read more and check out your photos which look really beautiful. I’ve only read your latest post, the words and pictures are powerful and deliver your message and what’s inside your mind and thoughts so well. So, nice job, I will stick around.

  11. Thank you so much for posting!

  12. Hello, your project and ideas seem to be so creative and dedicated to self-discipline and love.
    Your header pic is fab, by the way! πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Mimo – your work is beautiful, each image is so potent with story. I use photographic images as part of my writing process – to capture a particular feeling or tone, to remember, to re-trace or to discover what has been lost/destroyed. Your photographs do all of this and more. Thank you for sharing them.

  14. Beautiful, visceral work! Excited to follow you.

  15. Hi Mimo, I just discovered your blog and wanted to tell you that it’s beautiful. I love your photos, so colorful and full of life. I look forward to following your blog and wish you all the best. Irene πŸ™‚

  16. love the way you show the world through your camera. amazing pictures!

  17. il y a des photos magnifiques sur ce site! une trΓ¨s belle dΓ©couverte ! πŸ˜‰

  18. Pure awesomeness!!!!!…..a pleasure to view….

  19. love your style! looking forward to more πŸ™‚

  20. Its great to follow your journeys, the eye you have on people and “landscape”, and the way you weave the subjects of photos, on after the other. Different subjects, differents way to build the picture. Great ! wouaoooowww !!!!

  21. You have a tremendous talent.

  22. your work is poetic, graceful and powerful – thank you for sharing!

  23. I absolutely love your images ! So glad I found your blog, πŸ™‚

  24. Amazing!!! Very nice photos πŸ™‚

  25. These photographs are amazing. You are truly talented my friend. Glad to have found your site, I will look forward to keeping up with you and your work. Thank you

  26. Hey, Thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow, Look forward to seeing more of your worK, πŸ™‚

  27. Your photography is truly inspirational. Bravo !!!

  28. Hi Mimo, I know it’s late but I nominated you for the β€œBlog Of The Year” award. Check it out:

  29. Hi Mimo. Nigel from the village in galilee here. I think your project, your pictures and your content are awesome inspiring insiteful and essenceful and I intend to follow your adventures. Thanks for the sharing and all the best
    Also hopeyou can come visit israel.

  30. Hi Mimo, I have invited you to join the Ligo Circle of Appreciation. See www.http://cornwallphotographic.com/2012/10/15/helman-tor-and-the-ligo-circle-of-appreciation/
    It’s not an award, just a way to appreciate each other’s work πŸ™‚

  31. Hi Mimo,
    I had the opportunity to see your work, that I’ve found really beautiful, interesting and full of passion. The picture that struck me the most is: framed ~ Yunnan – great photo, great composition and excellent glance … is imprinted as unique and beautiful moment of a particular reality and everyday life, telling by a particular POV.
    I’ll follow with interest your work!
    You’re welcome to visit my blog and my work!


  32. wonderful work mimo! you definitely developed your own style which is always interesting and captivating! I truly enjoy your 365 project! Congratulations <3

  33. Love your blog and wanted to share these awards with you! Well deserved!

  34. An interesting project indeed, that you serve with beautiful photos. I subscribed to your blog, as I find it quite inspiring. Take care Mimo πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Switzerland,
    – Pierre

  35. Good evening ! πŸ˜€ I dropped by to say that I nominated you for “One lovely blog award” – http://carmenfortis.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/nominated-for-one-lovely-blog-award/
    Thank you for your wonderful images that you are sharing with us !
    I wish you a beautiful day !

  36. Hi Mimo. Just want to say thanks for liking my post! I added you to my blogroll. Absolutely love your work! Keep it up πŸ™‚

  37. Lovely photos – I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you wish to participate, you can find the details here, http://authenticallyannamarie.wordpress.com/
    Anna Marie

  38. I am daily inspired by the images you create! I just nominated you for a Liebster award, you can see the deatils at http://wp.me/1su7V

  39. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Your blog truly is lovely! See details here should you choose to accept: http://photographybyjoylene.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/one-lovely-blog-award-thanks-nitty-gritty-dirt-man/

  40. Your photography is brilliant. I look forward to seeing how you get on πŸ˜€

  41. I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award

  42. I just discovered your blog, beautiful photos!

  43. Love your photos and its characters.

  44. Just linked you to Communicating Across Boundaries Facebook page. More people need to be able to see and love your work.

  45. I just can not imagine with incredibly blog greatly that helped me. God bless you β€œThe old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde

  46. Ok now, you’re in the list in first position!

  47. Thanks for visiting my blog, your pictures are beyond AMAZING! They’re so inspiring, I hope that you’ll finish this project successfully (:

  48. I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” Follow the link to accept it! You deserve it! http://freetagzone.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/one-lovely-blog-award-1/
    See you soon!

  49. Hey!
    I thought of nominating you for another award.. The Versatile Blogger Award!

  50. Hey Little Furrow!
    I thought of nominating you for another award.. The Versatile Blogger Award!

  51. You must hear it more often, but I really enjoy your blog! Therefore the nomination πŸ™‚

  52. love your photography and how they have a storyline.. πŸ™‚

  53. Hi ~Mimo~ No need for a reply, you have thousands of previous admirers who have dibs on your time. I’m sure it’s been said to you before, but your point of view, the perspective, the angles and cropping of your photos, the layout and ease of use of the blog, all make your site a real joy to visit. I’ve become a water person myself, hence a bit ill at ease on the WWW, but your photography generates vivid flashbacks on places once visited, and admiration when you treat the unknown. I don’t know you from Eve, ~Mimo~, yet through your work, I think I do. πŸ™‚

    • I thank you for your comment. It gives me such great encouragement. You are lucky to have become a water person, and to be seizing the day. I look forward to seeing and reading your work.

  54. I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award and the Genuine Blogger Award.

  55. I am not on a 365 project but maybe I ought to be! I love your site and hope that you will enjoy connecting with me too πŸ™‚

  56. hey, Mimo! keep up the great work. You are very inspiring.

  57. Hi Mimo,

    Please count me in! :). I don’t have 365 projects, but I am trying to get into the habit of blogging regularly. It’s a kind of discipline I should need to acquire.

    Sorry, took me a little while before I was able to come back again. In the past weeks, devoted time to fix and improve my blog. Now it looks like a real blog now :). Thanks to the friends in the blogosphere world. I find it really a great way to connect with people and learn from each other’s culture and traditions. And photographs are a great way to convey emotions!

    Many greetings,

  58. Mimo… THANK you!! You are a true inspiration to the world! I can’t even begin to imagine your dedication and determination … You’ve opened my eyes to new possibilities.. as I am gathering information to start a project of my own.. Thank you, again!! πŸ™‚

  59. Wonderful blog, IΒ΄ve been following you in Flickr, but I havenΒ΄t came across your blog till today, this is a fantastic project, I love your captures and the way you talk about them, so inspiring. I am doing my own 365 project (currently publishing my post number 169) and itΒ΄s an amazing way to stay connected to myself and the world around me.

  60. Mimo I tagged you for ‘ 11 questions’ check it out


  61. I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award, if you wish to accept this award have a look at my post on how to accept it πŸ˜€



  62. your project is very interesting

    David in Maine USA

  63. Bravo Mimo! You are an inspiration to this photographer who has been blocked for some time. Are you travelling for the entire 12 months? Where is your home base?
    Kats Klein

  64. I like your photos- they have a real feel for place.

  65. Thank you for liking my post on Happiness with Alfred Hitchcock… Have a great weekend…

  66. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my site for details. πŸ™‚


  67. Hi,

    I’ve just nominated you for the ABC award as I really admire your blog.


    You can of course chose whether or not to accept this award, it is entirely up to you but I hope you will.

  68. Wow, very inspiring!

  69. Thanks for stopping by and a thumbs up on my post regarding 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself πŸ˜‰

  70. I like your eye. Not that your eyes are not beautiful, what I meant the things you see and capture, unlike most. I enjoyed ‘seeing’ your captures. Continue good work.

  71. Hello,

    I simply love you blog, & always looking forwards to reading some more.. So I have nominated you to the 7×7 Blog Award! πŸ˜€


    I also would like to thank you for the support at my blog πŸ™‚

    Best Regards..

  72. Hello,

    I simply love your blog, & always looking forwards to reading some more.. So I have nominated you to the 7×7 Blog Award! πŸ˜€


    I also would like to thank you for the support on my blog πŸ™‚

    Best Regards..

  73. Hi Mimo – I am passing on a blogging award that was handed on to me called the “Hope Unites Globally” Award. Thanks for the amazing insight and incredible photography that you allow others to enjoy through this project. I don’t read many blogs regularly – yours is one I do. You can read more about the nomination here: http://communicatingacrossboundariesblog.com/2012/02/25/versatile-blogging-and-hugs/ and about the award itself here: http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/

  74. Hi Mimo, thank you for visiting my blog. I’m thrilled I found yours, the posts are inspiring and the photographs are simply stunning. I’m glad to see you’ve extended this one year project!

  75. Just discovered your blog and been seriously inspired! Thanks

  76. Hi, I just recently came across your blog. I am relatively new to photography and going through your pictures, with their simplistic yet poetic beauty, truly inspired me. I have started my 365 (well, 366) day project and I hope I have it in me to keep going and continue learning.

  77. Love your blog and your wonderful images!

  78. Looking forward to following your project….your work is incredible!!! Thank you for sharing:)

  79. Hi Mimo! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! wahoo!
    December 2010 I started a little project called 365: A Study. Images only taken with a smart phone. This short time ago I wasn’t surfing, blogging and barely keeping my website updated with my projects. A year and a half later I am much more into persay surfing and thanks to my drive to get a better photography website and a techy friend of mine I am now very connected. I’ve been on WP for a few months now and realize this 365 project is everywhere. I’m hummbled and I would like to stay here.
    Your 365 project is very interesting and i look forward to more of your posts. You mentions blogroll. I use blogroll to visit my fav site and ones I want to keep up on in my time. Please feel free to add me to your blogroll as I will be adding your site to mine.
    ST Photography.

  80. Your posts on Lebanon are absolutely beautiful, and they stir memories of love and longing in me. Although I’m originally Lebanese, I never lived there, but my parents took us back for visits, and we grew up with the love of our culture instilled deeply in us, and I know it will always be a huge part of me. Reading your posts and seeing the photos made me so nostalgic, as it’s been several years since I’ve been back. I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to go back soon, and to finally show my husband the beautiful land that is Lebanon. Thanks for sharing such lovely posts; I really look forward to seeing more!

  81. I only found you now.. but I’ll follow your blog from today on… πŸ™‚
    (Great photos)
    I’m also starting a 365 project -> http://adehoje.wordpress.com/

  82. Mimo! I can’t believe you are almost done with your 365 project. Will you continue on with another 365 project when this is over in a couple of weeks? Love your photos, very professional looking. I just nominated your site/blog for the Kreativ Blogger Award in my post this morning. Looking forward to more of your posts!


  83. Hi Mimo! Have a Blessed New Year! πŸ™‚

  84. Hi Mimo, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I hope you’ll accept it πŸ™‚

  85. You’ve captured some nice photos! I enjoyed looking through some of them. This 365 project is very ambitious and it’s awesome that you’re doing it. Thanks for visiting and following my blog!

  86. We chose your blog as one of our top 15. πŸ™‚

    Here’s our post about it written in a separate blog that is connected to our original one: http://footnotesandmargins.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/footnote-1

  87. Hi there, I am doing a project staythesamfilm where I film myself in exactly the same place every day for a year so I guess this is a 365 project! If you are up for linking?

  88. Brilliant idea. “This is a great way to look at the whole year in pictures and words and to form a discipline in photography and in life in general.” You took the words out of my mouth. All the best.

  89. Your 365 picture project is beautiful and very rich with essence! Thank you so much for sharing your daily devotion with us. It causes me to stand still and contemplate the value and specialness of life. And it is great to hear from you! Cisca (Celeste)

  90. Wow!! This is truly inspiring, and makes me want to start my own 365. For now I have a blog that is more about photography and literature, (still finding my way there!) but I love the idea of taking one picture a day and posting!! So wonderful, thank you!

  91. I’ve recently started doing my own 365 project, it’s opening my eyes so much already. I am constantly seeing things in mind as they would be as a photograph (I’m not mad honestly!)

    I have great respect for all who choose to board this journey as it’s much harder/challenging than I thought it would be. Your photography is very inspiring.

    • I totally know what you mean, although I do consider myself a touch mad where photography is concerned lol.
      Do you blog your 365 project somewhere so I can follow?

  92. Wow, this is great .. I strongly support your project. Hi Mimo, I will provide comments on each photo and your writing…

  93. That’s so great that you are making this into its own blog Mimo! I’ve just loved doing a 365 – it is so challenging to create every day and really pushes you beyond the limits of what you thought you could do. I’m excited to watch your year unfold…

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