We often think of people when we speak of identity. Places and spaces also have an identity. Mountains for example. Within the Atlas mountain range, there is a vast array of “identities” and feelings of spaces. All of us have probably experienced arriving in a place and “not feeling it” not connecting to it without … More A place has an Identity
The urban space – I like to tame it. It is best done through wandering or cycling, this gives a more human scale feel and a geographical perception than motorised transport. The sounds, the scents, the architecture, the layout, the flow (or not) are all part of the morphology of a city, a body in which we are … More The urban space
How does an artist mind work? Get an idea – a feeling – a vision for it – go do it. Sometimes it takes a little time – sometimes it’s instant, sometimes it’s instant and ends up taking up a little more time than anticipated. It is often the way I work with personal projects. They often … More Lining up
A visual breather for the today. After my earlier tree post I thought i’d browse the various trees I have photographed in the past.
This could be a dude in California, Utah or Colorado, a mate in Oz, or a bro in South Africa, walking his dog in a canyon but it is my friend Mamoun in Morocco with a stray dog that followed us during our 5 h hike. Reality or fiction with photography isn’t always down to … More Real or not real
When I started taking landscape photographs, the focus was most often on the sky I had my head in the clouds, my gaze upwards. There was always a lot of negative space as I was often told. Sure, there is no denying about it. It gave me a new found childlike amazement of the world … More That negative space, oh so positive.
It all started with a vision, an impulse photo, and it became a lead, a playful pretext for story telling. So the yellow line became a spiritual line. It is also a purely abstract element, like paint on a canvas. The yellow shoes became a metaphore of self, and the walk we all take in … More Air line – where yellow shoes and a yellow line can lead you.
Identity, an entity made of a kaleidoscope of where we come from, where we went, where we are going, and the bagage we gleaned on the way. We can try to escape our roots but do we really? at the risk of falling at the first gust of wind. We can tru to run away … More Deep in your skin
Optimism. Like enthusiasm this terms and qualities are not often talked about and represented, be it in the art scene, philosophy , in general. It can be dressed with a childish coat, deluded with pearls of illusion. It can also be a heavy burden like in american society where you have to put on a … More On optimism, or how to lighten up the sky.
Finally TEDX talk in Casablanca is finally online! Enjoy and be gentle please, it is my first ever talk, I was a little bit nervous. Make sure you watch the others, they were all brilliant, especially Hicham Oudghiri, Mamoun Ghallab and Mahjouba ! Thanks again to all those who supported me, especially Fleur Eve and Andy Coley for his last minute remote … More Latitude 34 talk at Tedx Casablanca is now online!