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These images constitute a continuation of my work on a long-term project on the Jewish history of Morocco. This history is over 2000 years old and exemplifies the possibility of real peace and co-existence between Muslims and Jews. At its peak, the Jewish population reached nearly 400 000 people – the largest in the Arab World. They shared in language, culture and ritual. Today the population has dwindled to only 3500, but the memory of the past lives on, revered in the minds of Moroccans throughout the country.
A pic I took through my grandfathers RolliFlex of my girlfriend Kim on her Birthday.
A couple of weeks ago I spent the week shooting Toronto Fashion Week for the Fashion Design Council of Canada. It was the second time I done so, and I felt that I needed to try something different and try to explore an aspect of the event in a more conceptual way, rather than simply documenting. Not to mention that five days of shooting more or less the same thing can become pretty stifling.
So I decided to try a series of candid portraits of models getting their hair and makeup done and played around with blowing out the highlights with a direct flash.