A few days after Amanda & James’ wedding in DC, I got the chance to skip town for a much needed vacation and after 3 (yes, 3) flights in one day, I managed to make it to Tangier, Morocco in one piece. My mother & my aunt were already there waiting and we got to spend 2 precious weeks together. It was awesome. Now I’m sure that many people out there think that the life of a photographer is nothing but a vacation. I mean, how much fun to travel and frolic around taking pictures all day, right? Well before you jump to any conclusions about that, here is what I look like (more or less) about 20% of the year….or I am on a trip that is bookended on both sides with me looking like this. Okay, now you may offer your pity. ;)

Contrary to popular belief I did not spend my 2 weeks vacation running around taking pictures. It actually takes a lot out of me physically, mentally & emotionally to shoot for clients so I focused my vacation on getting recharged, eating, hanging, slothing around, walking…drinking wine. I decided that if I were to document any part of my vacation that it would not be with one of my “work cameras”. So, I used my iphone for the regular old memory type stuff and then shot film with my old vintage Rollei for 2 days. I shot 43 images total. Yes, total. There is something so lovely about shooting film. You don’t waste it, you are forced to slow down and think. It’s a great exercise and reminds me of the days when I first started shooting. The color is also so soft and beautiful that looking at film images makes me feel all nostalgic and dreamy. So I thought I might share a few of the images I shot in Morocco…these were shot in Tangier & in Asilah.

Maybe if I can get my act together I’ll post some of my Instagrams as well. Stay tuned!

3 Responses to “Morocco Vacation”

  1. Tara Welch says:

    I love these and I love you!!!!

  2. Saïd says:

    Really beautiful! I’m sharing your blog with my friends.

  3. Stephen says:

    I might need one of these printed very large as a house warming gift from you!!!

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