In March 2019, I traveled with friends making a large circle through the various regions of Morocco: from Casablanca, Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazet, tenting in the desert, Fes and return to Casablanca. The housing and the food were as varied as the terrain. The remains of Roman occupation near Meknes were a surprise for me. My image of Morocco was that of sand and camels and not a productive agricultural area for the Roman Empire. The Moroccans were unlucky to have the sadistic Caracalla as the Emperor, but they survived.

Morocco is a photographer’s dream. The strong sunlight provides the energy for vibrant colours and bold, complex patterns. And stunning photographs. Even when it rained in the desert, the images I made had weight, were haunting and soulful.

Haiku is a Japanese, not Arabian form of poetry, but this form was what flowed out onto the page and underneath my photos. Please enjoy some selections from my book Morocco.