Sami Rahim
PHOTOGRAPHY

Morroco

The following images are from the last trip around Morrocan south. The trip was not ment to be a photographic excursion, therefore the submited images are mostly snaped following current inspiration, between brief pauses throughout the ride.

I’ve been impressed and inspired by the colors, textures, landscapes and people living opposed lifestyles. From the snail-like slow moving characters sitting all day on rocks doing nothing, or hasty tourist running in the sand, to the harshlife of the Essauirian fish market and workshops, Morroco offers diversities of all kinds.

Points of interest: Marrakech – Essaouira -Agadir – Taroudant – Ait Benhaddou – Ourzazate – Boumalne Dades – Merzouga – Zagora – Marrakech.

Kilometers tracked: approx. 1900 km.

 

Day 1; Essaouira; The bohemian inner city blues is far away from the smell and reality of the fish market.

Day 1; Essaouira; The pace decreases in the interior of the fortress. Little because of the shelter provided by the walls against the wind and haze that comes across the Atlantic, and little because of hashish, whose smells spreads through the narrow streets of Mogador.

Essaouria; Tourdant; Marrakech; Morrocan workshops surely are a thing. Things written off generations ago, with the help of uncommon  ingenuity, continiue to fullfill their missions long after. Unacceptable by our hyperconsumeristic standars.

 

 

 

 

Agadir via Ourzazate; Anti-Atlas is no lesser then his big brother. Astonishing plateaus rise from the Atlantic ocean in the southwest toward the northeast, to the heights of Ourzazate.

Ait Ben Haddou; Arriving to the village of Ait Ben Haddou with the sun just above the horizon, throws you into some other ancient era. The place is a clay architecture paradise. Ksar, meaning fort in arabic, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. There are four families still living in between the clay walls.

….to be continued.