I’m continuing with my trip back to Morocco today to present a few more shots. This time, I’m concentrating on the handmade rugs that are made in small villages in the Atlas Mountains. Even though these shots were done many years ago, the industry still thrives. I did a brief post last year about this topic (you can check it out here) but wanted to expand the visuals a little.
These photos were shot with my Nikon F with various lenses on Kodak Ecktachrome slide film. The Ecktachromes were known to be a little on the grainy side but for low light situations where flash would be too distracting, they were fantastic.
Even without flash, it was impossible to be discrete while shooting. Some of the children seemed to be curious about the tourists with cameras. At any rate, I must have shot dozens of images without using a meter hoping that I’d get a few good exposures.
The shot below looks like a finishing process. It’s interesting that the women seem to be supervising while the men are working to make the rug pile even. How Interesting! It must be a matter of perspective. . .visual perspective.