PHOTO JOURNAL // Dan Izel - Agadir, Morocco
January 11th,, 2021.// Interviewer: Shane Allen // Photo Series
The trip through morocco was probably the most beautiful I have ever made.
For two weeks, I drove across the country in a rented car with a few friends.
We visited many different towns and villages. always with me was my beloved Pentax 67 medium format camera, as well as a variety of different film stocks. With this heavy, 40 year old machine, all these photos were taken.
They mean a lot to me and are still among my absolute favorite photos. Hopefully one day I will travel to this wonderful country again.
What moments are you trying to capture?
As I attach great importance to authenticity, I usually try to capture simple, unposed, everyday situations.
Do you have a good story from taking any of these pictures?
Fortunately, my old camera coped very well with all the stresses and strains of the journey. Only after I got back home did I realize that it was broken.
Are you looking for anything specific when taking photos?
Over the years you develop a different view of your surroundings. Many inconspicuous details suddenly seem very interesting. For me, it's the simple things where the real beauty lies.
What makes the city you’re shooting so beautiful?
As I travelled all over the country, I came across many different cities.
Each one has its own flair and charm.
What’s the best memory you have with your camera?
The visit to a very small and remote village in the mountains was particularly memorable.
One of the villagers kindly invited us to his mud hut for dinner. being able to capture this moment with my camera was something special for me.