“A visit to Marrakech was a great shock to me. This city taught me color” Yves Saint Laurent
Colors have always had an eminent position in history; their symbolism can dramatically vary between cultures. They have a deep psychological dimension as their choice can vividly reflect one’s psyche and personality.
The colors and textures of Morocco are something that has attracted the attention of photographers for decades. The symbolism of colors in the Moroccan culture is greatly derived from Islam, offering an extremely rich and varied palette having a unique meaning for its culture: blues, reds, ochres, greens, yellows, oranges, and pinks can be seen in a spectrum that varies from house walls, spices, clothes, jewelry, art, dyes and a long, etc.
This work explores such patterns through portraits, brought to life by lights and shades using artificial light to highlight the color palette.
*Pantone refers to the color identification, comparison, and communication system for graphic arts.