Among the hotels we've photographed recently is the Hotel Les 5 Djellabas - a funky name for a new stylish hotel by the owners of the incredibly successful Foundouk Restaurant & Bar in Marrakech.
Friday, 30 April 2010
Terry Munson a young photographer from New York, has been doing an apprenticeship at Still Images as well as working on a new portfolio of images.
We are all thrilled by Terry's extraordinary panoramic image of a Moroccan feast. Shot in sections the image is nearly 90 000 pixels wide! Above is just a detail to show the exquiste detail of his photo.
Anyone interested in seeing the whole image, or buying a print, should contact Terry direct at email@example.com or call him on +212 6 78 52 31 30.
Sibylle Baltzer will be opening her new exhibition at the Galerie Ré in Marrakech on the 28th May. Sibylle, although French, is a graduate of Chelsea School of Art and the prestigous Slade.
Resident now in Morocco, she is one of Morocco's leading contemporay painters. Don't miss the show if you are in town.
Alan was lucky enough to photograph her paintings for the catalogue so he had a wonderful private showing in her studio. Above is a sneak preview.
The fabulous American Gospel and Jazz singer Margaret Bell has been preforming at the famous Churchill Bar of the Mamounia for the last 6 months, accompanied by Californian pianist Donny Reynolds. Margaret is due to return to Detroit at the end of May to record a new album, but before she goes we wanted to do a series of photos celebrating her visit to Morocco and the Mamounia.
We are all hoping that Margaret can be persuaded to come back to sing for us again in the autumn.
Alan was honoured to be invited recently to take part in a photography workshop for students organised by the Association Wachma. We were 5 professional photographers from Marrakech, El Jadida, Casablanca and Rabat. The other photographers were Ethami Zokhrouf, Nabila Halim, Oussama Rhaleb and Fayssal Zaoui. And we had about 50 high school and university students.
Each photographer visited a diferent part of Safi with a group of students and we all spent a day taking photos. At the end of the day we did an edited slide show burnt onto DVD and the following day put on an exhibition of about 40 photos that will tour schools and arts centres in the region.
The weekend was brilliantly organised and well thought out by the Wachma Association led by Fatima Zahra Akeskous and Meryem Bouregreg.
Wachma hopes to take their idea on tour around Morocco organizing student workshops and exhibitions in all the major towns and cities in Morocco. It is a terrific idea for not only encouraging creativity in the students but also giving them a chance to take a fresh look at their home towns and perhaps see a beauty and interest in what they have come to take for granted. For us professional photographers it is a humbling and invigorating experience not only to see what the fresh eye of youth can come up with imagewise but also to be at the service of a bunch of rowdy teenagers.
Photos courtesy of Wachma
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Are you going to Riad Art Expo at the Palais de Congres in Marrakech? If so be sure not miss Alan's stunning photos of Yahya Creation's lights at their awesome stand. Also while you are there take a look at the Kaftan Queen stand next door; some very cool clothes and a beautiful Yahya designed belt.
Congratulations to John Cole, whose fantastic Moroccan wedding photography is being showcased with a special two feature spread in "Just Weddings Magazine". To see the magazine online click here otherwise get out now to your local newsagent before the copies all sell out!
We think this special issue is a must for anyone planning a wedding in Morocco!