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In The Middle Of Marrakech

Milan-based photographer Jessica Pepper-Peterson grew up in Bufallo,NY and began developing her photography at an early age of sixteen years.

Since then she has been traveling around the world and shooting for notable magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler and The Financial Times. One of her journeys took her to the magical city of Marrakech…

“Waking up in a Riad in the middle of Marrakesh I only heard the sound of the fountain flowing in the open center of the house. Breakfast is served on the rooftop overlooking the busy city below. It’s the perfect calm awakening before going out to explore.”

“The streets of the souk fill up quickly mid morning with tourists and locals going about their day. I walk around trying to absorb all the colors and textures of the fabrics and metals in the marketplace.”

“It’s incredible to watch the artisans work in their workshops in the souk. It feels so much more authentic than any other marketplace I’ve encountered. The designs and patterns are so unique.”

“In the afternoon I meet with Israeli-Moroccan designer Artsi Ifrach, ArtC as his label is called, and he shows me his home and studio in a house that has been in his family for over two centuries.”

“His designs are largely based on vintage and history and culture. His home is full of inspiration.”

“Dinner on the rooftop at Nomad is incredible. The streets quiet down and the sun sets over the medina. The chef creates simple but beautiful dishes inspired by Moroccan flavors and using local ingredients.”

All images © Jessica Pepper-Peterson

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