Entering Hassan’s world was not an easy task, literally and figuratively.  As one got closer to the very large ovens, one could smell the burning tires and see the very dark clouds of smoke rising from behind the wall made of broken ceramics and other remnants. First, I peeked standing behind the wall, wishing to understand or prepare myself for what I was about to see and experience.  What I found, was an amazing movie-like scene of a large oven, and Hassan standing in the middle of this horribly, unhealthy black smoke.

Hassan is a very shy person, but with some serious attempt to talk to him, using all the charm and pleasantries I could muster, I was finally able to photograph him without needing to “steal” the image, but rather have a proud man at his job.

I really liked the way structures were built at the spot, the preparation of the clay and the beautiful large pots created by the team.  And with no doubt, once we all felt comfortable with each other, the relaxed atmosphere allowed me to capture the group at its best.

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2 Responses to “Morocco Marrakech: Hassan’s Kingdom of Smoke, Beautiful Structures, Hard Work and Great Pots” Subscribe

  1. France Leclerc September 8, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

    Nice work Ruti. I think Morocco is inspiring you. France

  2. Bob Ludwig September 11, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    Very interesting and very good images. Thanks for sharing.

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