On the 6th May 2013 I attended my first agricultural show as part of my “From England with Love” photography project. I was not really sure of what to expect despite some promising attractions. I was keen to explore a different environment and culture of British society. I
Here is a photograph taken at Cheltenham during the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. It was the most important day of the festival and so the whole place was crowded. The most difficult exercise when you work in a crowded environment is to deal with the constant movement of people. It oc
The Cheltenham Gold Cup day takes place every year during the Cheltenham festival and it is regarded as one of the most prestigious horse races in the National Hunt. I was there as part of my photographic project “From England with Love”, not really for the horse races but
In Allahabad at the confluence of three sacred Indian rivers, the Ganges river, the Yamuna river and the mythic Saraswati river is Sangam, one of the most sacred places in India. Every year during the Magh Mela, thousands of pilgrims coming from all over India and the world gather for
About the photograph The photograph was taken in Larache in 2011 during my second visit of its Medina as part of my project about the Medinas of Morocco. Situated along the Atlantic coast, Larache is a fishing town with a quiet Medina whitewashed with a wonderful blue colour.
In developing countries like Nepal, boys and girls are very aware of the importance of being educated despite the lack of job opportunities in the country. In Nepal, a large number of NGO participate in funding education program, build and run schools in the Kathmandu valley or in var
Fes was founded by Idris I two thousand two hundred and twenty three years ago, making it one of the oldest medieval cities on earth. Under the influence of the Andalusians and migrants from Kairouan (Tunisia), Fes grew as a city of Islam, crafts and trades. It is during this period t
In Morocco, streets, like in other Arabic countries, are an important part of Moroccan social culture. Within the Medina’s community and outside their family home, it is also in the street that children start socialising in their early years. It is a part of their education, a school
Dhobi are a Hindu caste specialised in washing clothes. During my journey along the Yamuna river, I came across many of them especially at Allahabad, Agra and along the Ganges at Varanasi. However, it is during my stay around Balua Ghat at Allahabad that I took the opportunity of docu
Expressing myself between documentary and street photography, my work focus on long
term projects because of the human aspect, but also to have better insight and understanding of a situation over time. Photography is a medium that allows me to explore the cultural and sociological aspects of life in order to understand the relationship between the people, their traditions/habits/cultures and their environment. In recent years I have worked on separate long term projects about the Medinas of Morocco and more recently the Yamuna river in India.