Saturday, 28 January 2012
Its not always sunny up at Toubkal, North Africa's highest mountian. I took these shots while stuck in a hide for 3 days & nights waiting for one of the National Park's four Bearded Vultures to come and feast on my bait of goats' legs. Needless to say none of them ventured out in such miserable weather, but I did manage to catch up on my reading.
We are keeping up the feeding station so hopefully I will be able to have another go over the next couple of months.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Earlier in January we went up to Fes to take some new photos for the Sofitel Palais Jamai. The legendry hotel was orginally a private palace built in 1879 and the hotel preserves much of its original Moorish architecture as can be seen in our image of the Moroccan resturant.
The hotel also has a unique commanding view over the ancient medina which we captured in the panoramic sunset shot at the top.
One of our favourite places to do winter fashion shoots is the resevoir at Lalla Takerkoust, just south of Marrakech. The combination of winter sun, light off the water and the Eucalyptus trees provides a very diferent type of image than the one we normally associate with Morocco.
This shoot was for a French label showing at the Paris Prêt à Porter Show "Who's Next 2012" and features Marrakech model Sonia Kabbaj.
We are delighted that Hoffman Media have used Alan's photos in an article, in the Jan/Feb issue if Tea Time Magazine, about our friend, Jonathan Sims, and his wonderful Tea Embassy located in the historic downtown area of Austin, Texas.
The shop is an oasis of calm serving an amazing array of teas with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in a beautifully restored period house dating from 1872. Defintely a place to visit on any tour of the city.
And they do mail order as well from their great website!