13 July, 2011

Visual Disorder

Today’s my birthday! If I pour coffee on my cake, does that make coffee cake? Hmmm…


I absolutely hate going to shopping malls. There has never been a moment in my life where I’ve thought, “Hey, let’s like go to the mall today. That’s like a totally super fun awesome thing to do.” “Like totally, like cool, like totally awesome, that’s like what I’ve like always like wanted to do!”

On the contrary, I’m more of a, “why the F@#$K would I want to go to the mall!? Could you please punch me in the face instead?” kinda guy.

That’s why I’m still surprised that I managed to spend an entire day inside of The Dubai Mall. Keep in mind that I didn’t buy anything either. — Coffee doesn’t count. — No clothes, shoes, nothing. I just stalked around with my 14-24mm lens, loving the strange & magnificent architecture.

Visual Disorder is a great name for today’s photo because no matter how much I stare at it, it makes no damn sense. I keep trying to squint my eyes and rotate my head in an attempt to fix the composition but nothing seems to work. It’s just plain bizarre.

For some more bizarre architecture, check out my Dubai Gallery.

Daily Banana – Visual Disorder

Visual Disorder - Dubai

About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, writer, public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world.


As featured by Professional Photographer MagazineCNet Australia,, Wacom USA, and Fstoppers, Elia has built an engaged social media following of nearly 3 million people across FacebookGoogle+TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat. Due to the years of dedication and genuine openness with his audience, he has become one of the most followed photographers in the world.


Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world.


Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of photography that has become well known around the world. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, beauty, depth and emotion. Many of his photos have been used in some of the most widely circulated publications in the world including National Geographic.


Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on many different websites including his popular blog, blamethemonkey.com, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours.