Category Archives: Morocco

Confinement

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Southeastern Morocco late 1990’s It is the custom for the new mother and baby to be “confined”. That is, the new mother is to lie in bed and be waited on for seven days. Then, when it seems as if … Continue reading

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A Day in Rissani Market

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 Morocco in the late 1990’s Donkey carts trundled families of Berber women draped from head to toe in black cotton to the Rissani market. The man of the house sat on the driver’s seat and the women bumped along on the … Continue reading

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Kasbah in the Desert

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Merzouga Morocco 2009 Another photograph that fell victim to my plug-in software. I used Topaz Simplify to soften the outline of the kasbah plus a gradient in Photoshop for the sky.  

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a’la Matisse

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Rosemary’s Souvenirs This is a “mash-up” of a pewter teapot that I bought in Morocco, plus the wallpaper in my family room. It took a lot of Photoshop to get it to look like this. I used Topaz and Alien … Continue reading

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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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