Category Archives: Portraiture

Portrait being Oliver’s core speciality and one that deserves its own category.

Photographed at Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre :: DUCTAC

Mohamad Hamami in a shoot for Arabian Man magazine. Mohamad is a leading violinist in the Arabic world.

Photographer Oliver Doran
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Royce Gracie

Before his first fights in UFC 1, all traditional strike-oriented martial artists underestimated the importance of grappling. From the days of his first UFC fight, Royce Gracie has lived to defend the family honour and name of Gracie and has managed to show everyone how tremendously effective Jiu-Jitsu & grappling can be in martial arts.

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These shots were purchased by the Gracie Family for his marketing uses.

Photographer Oliver Doran
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125% Unadulterated Blues

A portrait of Giles Robson, a good friend, a player of harmonica and singer for The Dirty Aces. He is noted in circles far wider than Jersey’s shores as a performer of great magnetism and a musician of awesome talent. This year The Dirty Aces are playing at Jersey Live – enjoy ! Hope you like the photos Giles ! http://www.myspace.com/thedirtyaces

Photographer Oliver Doran
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We met Melanie on a Friday brunch at the Mina Salam Hotel in Dubai and got talking to her and her family. Melanie was 19 but speaks with wisdom beyond her years. She carries herself with an alluring confidence which is justified by her natural beauty. “I’m going to be a model” she said. To which I replied: “Prove it”. Here are the results, what do you think?:

Photographer Oliver Doran
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“come ‘n ride my camel…”

One flash off camera, fish-eye lens (trying hard to keep centered for straight horizons), some semi hdr post op. I love this shot 🙂

Photographer Oliver Doran
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Tony a professional Muey Thai boxer photographed at Discovery Gardens. Overlayed with textured paper

Seriously cool guy, Tony posed for one of my favourate photos to date.  Tony is a professional Muey Thai boxer in Dubai. The photo was overlayed with textured paper to give a feel of olde medieval hardness!

Photographer Oliver Doran
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