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  1. Ines_Cruz

    November 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    The colours of this country never cease to amaze me.

  2. Amanda

    November 29, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    aaah, you’re in Morocco! I was there 3 weeks ago… didn’t go to Essaouira but I was in Chefchaouen :) lovely shot, there’s just so much beauty to photograph there!

  3. jules

    November 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    so full of life!

  4. Jana

    November 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    This is so beautiful. I paint portraits, and I’d very much like to paint this photo. I had a photography for designers instructor that told the artists in the class, “if you wouldn’t paint it, its not a good photograph”. Maybe a wee bit strong but nonetheless it has stuck with me.

  5. cody

    November 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    beautiful colors! great shot sart!

  6. D

    November 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    a true jedi knows his herbs and spices. wonderful composition.

  7. Aga

    November 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Love this pic!

  8. Brigadeiro

    November 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    This looks like a painting, absolutely striking! The weathered face and expression, the coloured sacks filled with spice and herbs…Morocco is just incredible and other-worldly!



    November 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Going to be interesting to see how your voice changes now that you’ve completely mastered streetstyle and are evolving beyond it.

  10. Evan

    November 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    The Colors..and Contrast are Amazing…Great Photo
    (Life Blog)

  11. Duncan

    November 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Dear Scott,

    Hope you’re enjoying the sites & sounds of Morocco.

    You’re capturing some great images here, so keep pressing onward. It’s good to stretch ourselves at times, that way we can discover what we are capable of accomplishing.

    You reveal the character of the sitters in a noble, revealing way.



  12. comme fraiche

    November 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    the colors are so rich- I wonder what he’s selling

  13. Bambi

    November 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Just come across this blog and I love it already! :) I think it’s a wonderful idea and I love how you include men as well!

    I love how exotic this picture is; I can almost smell those spices…! His cloak reminds me of something out of Harry Potter but in a cool way!

  14. Filipa

    November 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Try to go to Chefchaouen and you’ll see what’s a blue and white city ;)

  15. J Umm

    November 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Morocco is meant to be a vibrant place, bursting with life…
    for some reason i’m not quite getting this in your photos Scott… what’s going on!?


  16. Erica

    November 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm


  17. ej

    November 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I get the feeling he’s looking straight through the lens, ignoring the camera.

  18. Superman

    November 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm


    Not often people allow their photos to be taken within Morocco.

  19. Reptilia

    November 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    The photos you took in Morocco are totally amazing!!

    Love how the colours are mixed!


  20. Haley

    November 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I feel like i’m looking at a national geographic photograph.

  21. Victoria Marie

    November 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I am loving this series! These are beautiful and the composition is very interesting! I am so glad that you are sharing these photos with us, Thank you!

  22. Ophelia

    November 29, 2011 at 4:58 pm

  23. Jennifer

    November 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    There’s something wrong with photo. It didn’t download properly or something…


  24. Marimorena

    November 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Great photo!

  25. Anne

    November 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Wow. It’s good to know that we will have access to some of your pictures, from a diametrically opposed tone from the usual.

  26. Lindsey

    November 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I was just in Maroc for the first time in September and these photos are bringing back so many good memories. Love them! I found the people very friendly and willing to have their photos taken if you asked permission first. Enjoy your travels!

  27. Hodan

    November 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    beautiful, can’t wait for more pictures from Al-Maqhrib and all that it entails.

  28. Serdane

    November 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    OMG this is incredible !! It is so philosophical !!

  29. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    November 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Amazing how you managed to get such nice photos!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    Twitter: @cristianpavezd

  30. rada&zobar

    November 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    so beautiful!!!

  31. rada&zobar

    November 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    so beautiful!!

  32. Lissa

    November 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I adore the colors! :))

  33. Emanuel I.

    November 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    OMG he’s so…ireal .
    I mean, he look like he is a fairy-tale character.
    Awesome shot!

  34. Sue

    November 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Dense photo, very tactile.
    He has that same look in his eyes you see with any subject who already knows how they will appear.

  35. Fashion Me Wild

    November 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Love this photo. Really beautiful!

    Check out today’s look:

  36. jas

    November 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm

  37. redboots

    November 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    This is one of my favourite places……… Marrakech is for 2 days but Essaouira stays in your heart forever and the people are beautiful.

  38. Kate

    November 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    The vibrant colors! And he looks so peaceful!


  39. Kimberly

    November 29, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    F@#$ing amazing photo! Can’t wait to see more!


    November 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I love this photo! Amazing colors!

  41. Bohemian Style

    November 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Loving these photos.

  42. Alison

    November 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Please, please, please continue with posting this type of work… I really appreciate it and think that it shows your wonderful skills and talent at their best…

  43. Diego Ortiz

    November 29, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    like a magician, great shot.

  44. mo

    November 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    This picture is trying to capture too many things at once. Are you trying to shoot the man, or the colors or together? Then again, maybe it just shows a tourist trying to capture the generality of Morocco.

  45. Edgar C

    November 29, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Evokes Jean-LĂ©on GĂ©rĂ´me’s paintings. You’re inspiring me to travel there next.

  46. (@Tokyofaces)

    November 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Good portrait. I love the colors.

    Tokyo street style:

  47. canvasofculture

    November 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    wonderful colors here. what a culturally beautiful place!

  48. Matina

    November 29, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    such a cool photo! so amazing you go to such awesome places too

  49. Lauren

    November 29, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Fabulous! Can’t wait to see more.

    The Styleseer

  50. Karl

    November 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Love what you’re doing with these photos and colors. You may enjoy the work of Steve McCurry – his photos of Morocco and India are gorgeous.

  51. Sureem

    November 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I’d love to visit Morocco! you should visit owner maryam in Marrakech! looking forward to more great pictures

  52. PeninsulaDetail

    November 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Wow. There are almost no words for this photo, except absolutely fascinating what you have caught here. Blown away by your work.

  53. Le Sapphire Blue

    November 29, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Machallah how beautiful!!! I miss my home!!!

  54. CBC

    November 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    OMG the colors………

  55. Lena

    November 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I love this picture. Everything about it looks amazing.

  56. Hannah

    November 29, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    amazing shot.. I can’t put into words what I like about it, but it’s in my head!

  57. Bernadette

    November 29, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Looks so wonderful and your shots very beautiful
    Hope you are having an amazing time. B

  58. Akiba A

    November 29, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Once again you have stolen my heart with your photography.

  59. Johnny

    November 29, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Spice market?

  60. contrasto

    November 30, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Stunning! These photos from Morocco are simply exotic.

  61. Lauren (BestTrendz)

    November 30, 2011 at 12:17 am

    What an amazing photo! The colors, the feel, the amazing cloak- it all adds up to a truly unique photo. I wish I was in Morocco right now.


  62. PinonHillsDebbie

    November 30, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Wow, love this series.

  63. Sanna

    November 30, 2011 at 1:56 am

    This is so so fantastic. The colors makes me speechless.
    Aladdin or Ali Baba and the forty theives seems like fairy tales compared with this photo ;)

    Thank you for a great start this morning.

  64. Martine

    November 30, 2011 at 2:09 am


  65. Max b

    November 30, 2011 at 2:22 am

    The colours of the Sea, the colours of the Sun and the colours of the Earth.

  66. Simone

    November 30, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Sembra un quandro

  67. Sunny Side

    November 30, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Oh these shots are really so original ! i love them … next you should go to India … first Rajashtan, you will blow a fuse !!!

  68. gabriella sheffield

    November 30, 2011 at 2:49 am

    inspirational photo, beautiful inside and out

  69. sandra

    November 30, 2011 at 2:49 am

  70. Lola

    November 30, 2011 at 4:39 am


  71. Stella

    November 30, 2011 at 4:53 am

    That’s a wonderful photograph!

  72. Caity

    November 30, 2011 at 5:05 am

    I’ve followed your blog for a long time and LOVE your photos and I’m so excited that you are currently in Morocco as I’m currently living here as a Peace Corps volunteer (I’ve been here for almost two years now). The way people dress here is so fascinating and there are so many characters! I live in a very rural, very beautiful part of the country up north, east of Fes. If you are interested in coming out and shooting where I am, I’d love to help you get some beautiful portraits! Either way, I love your work and thanks for coming to Morocco!

  73. Stills

    November 30, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Amazing photos!

  74. Erica

    November 30, 2011 at 5:19 am

  75. mydance

    November 30, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Nice picture!!! Blue colour in Morocco, I remember it…. I can smell the spices…uhmmmmmmmm

  76. MissUniversoParalelo

    November 30, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Qué gran foto! y que colorido! cualquiera lo diría , pero la verdad que es en los mercados dónde se ve la variedad y el colorido.

  77. Another Kate

    November 30, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Has anyone else noticed how the brown seems to intensify the blue and white?

  78. wonderfashionista

    November 30, 2011 at 6:49 am

    LOVE this shot!


  79. Michelle Lee

    November 30, 2011 at 7:07 am

    love the colors too yes

  80. antique engagement rings

    November 30, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Just fantastic!

  81. whattheshoe

    November 30, 2011 at 8:11 am

    i want to be there

  82. Sally

    November 30, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Amazing colors represented in the bags… muted neutrals represented in the spices/beans. Great shot!

  83. African

    November 30, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Back-breaking poverty

  84. Mertxe Hernandez

    November 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

  85. The life after

    November 30, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Amazing pic!!

    The Life After

  86. Hannah Zuzek

    November 30, 2011 at 9:36 am

    as a current peace corps volunteer serving in a town southwest of Marrakech, I was so thrilled to see these pictures, i would suggest the Fez medina, one the most beautiful sites in Morocco, enjoy!

  87. TherunningInspiration

    November 30, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Lovely picture. Love the subtle colors.!

  88. kompsotita

    November 30, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Nice photo.

  89. Sibel

    November 30, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I am really wondering if you had to pay this man to take his photograph. I was in Morocco in October and had to pay to take photos of people or they would cover their face. I’d really appreciate if you could tell me what your secret was to convince this man to pose for you?

  90. Sorah

    November 30, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I’ve been trying to find the perfect burnous for ages!

  91. Justin

    November 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I too paid people to take their photograph in Morocco. It’s not much, a euro. I get the photograph and the photographee gets a euro. If someone wants to snap a pic of me for a euro, I’ll do it. There’s no secret.

  92. Style Croissant

    November 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Amazing picture, the richness of the blues and ocres are beautiful and I love the peaceful face of the man.

  93. Bridgette

    November 30, 2011 at 11:52 am

    He looks like a protector and a wise man. All of the colors are overwhelmingly beautiful. There is so much to take in.

  94. meilssa

    November 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Wow, this photo show an intensity to the country and people… Vibrant colors, and more of an organic process going on there……..



  95. Charlotte Wilder

    November 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I want to be there, very badly.


  96. Leoraul

    November 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm


    In this picture I can see how good of a photographer you have become. Excellent work!


  97. jaj

    November 30, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Very interesting photo! The different colors of vibrant blues really contrast nicely with the brown of his attire. Striking…

  98. Margaret

    November 30, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    He looks like an ethnic Obi Wan Kenobi!!!! I love it, Scott!
    These pictures from Morocco are so beautiful and infused with color, it’s breathtaking.

  99. Milena

    December 1, 2011 at 2:17 am

  100. Christopher

    December 1, 2011 at 5:28 am

    This is my first time ever reading this blog, and I have to say that I am very impressed with this photograph. I am currently living here and this picture captures everything that Morocco, uniquely Moroccan. Not exotic, but unique. It captures everything I love and hate about this crazy country, and that, in itself, makes it beautiful.
    Thank you.

  101. clarity enhanced diamonds

    December 1, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Love it…. love the background!

  102. Lynn

    December 1, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I have always thought that Morocco is a photographer’s dream. Hard to get good shots of people but the market in Tangier is amazing. Gorgeous photos Scott…enjoy this time there.

  103. Tamara Buadze

    December 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Just stunning photos as usual!! I have been to Essaouira, but I understand how differently can someone see the things…congratulations with amazing posts:)

  104. Hee-won

    December 2, 2011 at 5:00 am

    these blue and brown match is wonderful!

  105. Kristian

    December 2, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Reminds me of Herge´s Tintin drawings!

  106. Arianne

    December 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Love the colors in this photo!

  107. C

    December 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Making fellow Hoosiers (and McCurry) proud with this one. Thanks for sharing.

  108. G

    December 3, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Never mind fashion – doesn’t he remind you of a Jedi?

  109. Simon

    December 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    The last Jedi

  110. The tevin

    December 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    This is a photo of a million words. Brilliant!

  111. Dlight

    December 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

    He looks so wise and distant but he also watches you in the (eye) lense…Pure beauty

    Dlight from Paris
    La Rue A Du Style

  112. Steffanie

    December 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    What a great photograph! The colours match beautiful with each other!

  113. vanessaj

    December 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I can only imagine what it took to get this photo. Relish the colors and ‘ancient’ world of it. Glad you focused on the indigenous people and the beauty in this the most ancient of cultures. It continues to awe me. I’ve never set foot on the Continent but it’s where I come from and to see settings like this knowing we’ve never been there, but mimic so much of the color-rich culture of the African Continent in our communities and life-styles like DNA. Awesome!

    Love your expansive curiosity as a photographer. Inspiring! I tell you, the people in your Moroccan photos, they look like my relatives. The colors, design elements– like things I remember from old neighborhoods where I grew up in Chicago. Mostly all gone now. Thanks for sharing this.

  114. The Curious Historian

    December 29, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    This is absolutely incredible… I love how a simple look can explain everything beyond the edges of a photo. Really incredible shot, I love it.

  115. Cecile Freeman

    January 10, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Very special place – somewhere that somehow stays with you long after you’ve left. xx

  116. Dirham

    November 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    What a great shot! My beautiful country. I love you Morocco. I love this blog too!


    April 6, 2013 at 12:04 am

    When I was a kid we lived in Algeria and Morocco. My mother bought material shot with pure gold and silver and it was sold by the pound! I have a special place in my heart for that part of the world; the food, the architecture, and the subtle magic of the people and the land –I can see why YSL had his home in that part of the world and why he could stay away. There ‘s something about it that one has to experience first hand in order to understand.

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