Thursday, April 26, 2012

Men at Work

When Derek Workman covered the Sufi Cultural Festival for The View From Fez, he took time off to wander the Medina to watch the artisans at work. Here are some of the photos he took.

Metal worker decorating a tray
Coiling dyed thread
Carving combs from cows horn
Rinsing clothes in the street of the dyers
Finishing leather in the Tanneries
Dying a jacket in the street of the dyers
Scraping a skin in the Tanneries
Knife sharpener
Herb seller
Knife and scissor maker
Scraping skins in the Tanneries



flyinghobogirl said...

These are brilliant. I know first-hand how hard it is to get a picture in the Medina. Most of the residents are extremely camera shy, but apparently Derek knows how to bring them out. Would love to know how he does it!!

flyinghobogirl said...

It's hard to get a good pic in the Medina...these are brilliant! Would love to know how Derek got these guys to overcome their camera shy-ness!!

Christina said...

It's so very hard to get good pics like this in the Medina because the residents are very camera shy. I would love to know the secret to how Derek got these great great pics! Everyone looks so relaxed and happy to be photographed!"