As seen by Forbes, Doha becomes a place that is both desolate (we hardly see any people) and isolated (we are made aware that the city exists in a desert). The only living beings that appear are a dog, one of Forbes’ friends and two contruction workers. The real main characters of these photos are the buildings, which we see in various states of completion: minutely detailed showroom models, half-constructed housing complexes, finished glass baubles. Almost universally, they appear as alien structures within the landscape. The only exception is a tin shack, which has been half-swallowed by the desert. It looks like it's been abandoned—and it doesn't seem as if anyone will move in soon.