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Michael Moss

A designer, photographer, and artist. I'm based out of San Francisco, California.

I've spent a considerable amount of travel time in remote areas of Asia and the Middle East, and some of what you see is my attempt to convey the beauty of places that are often overlooked or ignored.

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Michael Moss hat das Bild Columns, Palmyra Syria hochgeladen

Ancient columns at the ruins of Palmyra, in the desert of Syria. A bedouin man rides into the distance on a motorcycle.

A young monk runs along a path at the famous Labrang monastery in Xiahe, China.

Michael Moss hat das Bild Shiite mosque, Damascus Syria hochgeladen

Pilgrims walk through a traditional ornate mosque in the city of Damascus.

Michael Moss hat das Bild Bookstore cats, Istanbul hochgeladen

Cats sleeping on books at an old Beyoglu bookstore in Istanbul.

A fisherman waits for a catch overlooking the Bosphorus from the Galata bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.

Michael Moss hat das Bild old mosque door, Kashgar China hochgeladen

A rustic and ornate doorway in Kashgar China, decorated in the Uighur tradition.

Michael Moss hat das Bild Mountain road in Azerbaijan hochgeladen

A car drives on a mountain road towards the rural village of Lahic in Azerbaijan.

A tall minaret perched above the skyline in Aleppo Syria.

A pilgrim sits facing the courtyard in the Great Mosque in Aleppo Syria

A vendor makes juice on a winter night outside the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus Syria.

A muslim man studies the Quran on a winter afternoon in the Great Mosque in Aleppo, Syria.

From the old city in Damascus, one of the last traditional storytellers entertains a crowd at a cafe.

He is one of the last of his generation, and performs each night from 5-7pm in central Damascus.

Michael Moss hat das Bild Carpet workshop, Hotan China hochgeladen

A weaver at work in a carpet workshop on the outskirts of Hotan China, in Xinjiang province.

Xinjiang's Uighur muslim peoples are known for making high quality carpets.

Michael Moss hat das Bild Mosque, Hotan China hochgeladen

Two muslim minority Uighur men greet each other in front of a small mosque in Hotan China.

Hotan is a famed city along the Southern Silk Road, home to the Turkic speaking muslim minority ethnic group called the Uighurs.

Michael Moss hat das Bild Street bakery, Kashgar China hochgeladen

A Uighur man on a scooter passes by as fresh baked bread sits waiting for sale from a tiny street side bakery in the ancient silk road city of Kashgar.

Kashgar is located in the far western province of Xinjiang in China. It's home to the Turkic speaking muslim minority group called the Uighurs.

Michael Moss hat das Bild Arch, Palmyra Syria hochgeladen

A bedouin man on a motorcycle rides through an ancient archway at Palmyra, Syria.