Child exploitation in Jemaa el Fnaa – Marrakech, Morocco

A recent visit to Jemma el Fnaa, normally one of my favorite sites for a kitschy sensory overload, took an ugly turn.  I normally gravitate towards the story tellers and street performers, though this evening I encountered something new.  A crowd ringed a young boy while a man walked around the circle, his hands full of bills as he challenged men in the crowd to offer their sons up to fight and accepting bets on the outcome.  The boy in the photograph appeared to be there against his will and was ultimately pitted against a much larger and older boy….

New Projects – Rabat, Morocco

I recently completed a three-day-long assignment covering two cities in Morocco and am looking forward to sharing some of the images with you once they have been cleared.   I can’t share the images yet and shouldn’t mention the subject’s name in order to avoid jeopardizing my good fortune, though I will mention that it was an incredible experience and I hope to receive another assignment like this again.  I appreciate the opportunity that was given to me and thank all of the people who came together to make it happen.  You guys are the best.

Here, everything is good pt. II – Tarifa, Spain

V and I recently loaded the Wagon Queen Family Truxter up and headed off to Spain with my family.  We once again based our adventure out of Tarifa, though this time we actually made it out-of-town and managed to explore a bit of Southern Spain. It was beautiful.

The tomb of Luís de Camões, Jerónimos Monastery – Lisbon, Portugal. 2013

A tomb housing the mortal remains of Luís de Camões, the Portuguese poet and chronicler of the Age of Discovery, inside of the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal.  The monastery is located across the street from the Belém Tower and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. I recently visited Lisbon and was blown away by the beauty of the city and the warmth of its people.  One week was nowhere near enough time to explore the city and I am looking forward to returning soon.

Hamsa – Fes, Morocco. 2013

Tagines ready to be fired – Fes, Morocco. 2012.

There’s a forge in the outskirts of the Fes medina  that produces most of the ceramic bowls, tiles and tables found throughout the markets and souks of Fes and beyond.  The forge is incredible in that the production process is demonstrated from start to finish, from the drying of the raw clay to the arrangement of hand-cut zellij tiles on ornate tables.