| Jan 23, 11:00 AM
Welcome back to our newest addition to the Impossible Blog: Impossible’s Analog Travelog! In this series, we’ll be showcasing fantastic Impossible photos taken on voyages the world over. This entry comes from Frank Zierenberg, who recently visited Morocco and brought along some Impossible film…
I shot a lot of polas in Essaouira, Morocco at the end of October 2012. All photos were taken with PX 680 Color Protection film and an SLR 680.
It was particulary interesting to take pictures in a culture so different from our western culture – especially with a deep skepticism regarding photography. The old myth that a part of your soul is stolen when a picture is taken seems to be somewhat still present. Therefore the whole experience of taking pictures there was a journey that confronted me with some of the deeply rooted paradigms of photography: Respect for the depicted and his/her culture & the respect for privacy.
Using instant photography totaly changed everything. I quickly developed the method of “one for you, one for me”. This was a perfect ice-breaker and something that somehow seemed to overcome the skepticism regarding being photographed. I very often had crowds around me wanting to get their picture taken, even offering money of gifts from their shops in return. And I did not have a bad conscience for taking their pictures, as I left something for them.
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