Street Shot, Fes, Morocco

Taking a well-composed shot of the locals anywhere in Morocco must be among the most difficult feats a photographer can hope to achieve. Over the years, folks in many countries and cultures I’ve met have often been sensitive to being photographed, as is their right, and one has to be respectful to their wishes. But for whatever reason it’s a different ball-game in Morocco as stakes are raised way high. In fact, many professional photographers I’ve met have told me incidents where some have turned violent as soon as they pointed their cameras anywhere remotely close to their faces. For an intransigent soul like me, then, shooting the people in Morocco became something I obviously had to achieve.

Shooting from the hip...