Category Archives: Morocco

Moroccan Scribe

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Marrakesh Morocco 1997 A man capable of reading and writing in both French and Arabic earns money writing letters for those who are illiterate. After getting the basics of contrast, saturation etc. the way I wanted them, I used Topaz Simplify … Continue reading

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Patience of a Mule

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Fez, Morocco 2009 A Berber farmer brings his chickens to market by muleback. The creature I admire in this photo is the mule. It goes against every instinct to carry that crate of chickens on his back, but he does.

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Destruction

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Morocco 1997 A long abandoned Kasbah, a dying palm tree, a filter that gives the impression of smoke; after many years, I finally worked a concept into one of my photographs. Our instructor, all those years ago, was keen on … Continue reading

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Erg Chebbi, Up Close

Morocco, 1997 Dawn shot of the crest of a dune in Morocco’s Erg Chebbi.  It wasn’t easy to climb to the top. The windward side is softer and the sand slides more than the leeward, so walk on the leeward side. … Continue reading

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Gnawa Musicians of Hamlia

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Erg Chebbi, Morocco 2000 Gnawa musicians who live in the village of Hamlia, south of Merzouga, pose for me near some date palms.  The two men on the ends hold a type of “castanet” made of metal. The rather repetitious music … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Berber Girl

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Morocco,  between Ouarzazate and the Erg Chebbi 2000 I’d often see groups of women carrying loads of desert brush homeward. I had the impression from my friend’s family, that this was a chore most women disliked. He told me proudly that he … Continue reading

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Fez, Morocco: Water Seller

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Fez, Morocco 1995 I love this vintage travel poster look! If only I could get all my photos to work the way this one does. But they won’t. I used Alien Skin’s Snap Art to get this effect. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Oasis of Rissani

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Rissani, Morocco 1997 I’ve never shown anyone this photo before, but I’ve always loved it. The beautiful Barb horse standing between the shafts of a wagon, the palm trees and the two women wrapped in  black chadors.  It’s Africa! I could … Continue reading

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H’mong Style

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Thailand 2007 All the beautiful, young H’mong women were elsewhere. I had this woman and her older friend, both of whom had spent a lifetime chewing betelnut (which stains the teeth a bright, blood red). I posed this woman this way … Continue reading

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Cave-Dwelling Berbers

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Morocco, 2009 Berber families live in the caves near Boumalne Dades. Here a man welcomes us into his home. He seemed happy to have a conversation with the guides. Normally he only has his women to talk to and as … Continue reading

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