Around the World in Analogue: Morocco


“Around the World in Analogue” is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Brett Allen Smith (@brettallensmith) captures the magic of Morocco.

Name: Brett Allen Smith
LomoHome: @brettallensmith
Social Media: Vimeo
Camera: Lomo LC-A+
Film: Lomography XPro 200
Location: Morocco

It's hard to sum up the vastness of the Moroccan landscape without waxing a bit poetic. From the lush urban jungles of Marrakech and Casablanca, to the loneliest peaks atop the Atlas Mountains, every inch of the country swells with history. Fez's ancient medina alone is home to several of the world's oldest mosques, universities, and souqs. For my ten day trip I brought an arsenal of gear - a Kodak Stereo Camera, and my grandfather's old Canon EOS 630 - but ended up relying on the discreetness of an LC-A+ most of the time.

While crossing the High Atlas ridges en route to the annual Berber marriage moussem ("festival") in Imilchil, we stumbled across a tiny stone hut deep in the wilderness. You almost couldn't spot it from the road. A family of three nomad women was huddled inside - a child, a mother, and a grandmother - taking temporary shelter with their goats. They would stay here two more days, then head south on foot to escape the winter. They'll repeat this journey all over again at the start of the next rainy season, and for every season after that, the same way their ancestors had done for untold centuries.

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