This week a photograph of three Berber men was taken in Marrakech in front of Koutoubia Mosque by Marianna Hillmer-Wiechmann from Weltenbummler Mag Blog. Marianna has a realy great eye for pictures, to understand what I’m talking about please follower her on Twitter and Instagram.
I have chosen this picture because I loved my travels in Morocco. I must admit that this series have quiet many pictures from this lovely country. Seems like a paradise for photographers?! It really is! My biggest regret is that I didn’t have my big camera with me in Morocco.
And what I really love about this picture is that I have learned something from the story behind it. It is main purpose of Friday Lens Affair series. To show you something you haven’t seen or know about. I had no idea about Berber outfits being an inspiration for Jedi Knights from Star Wars movie! Oh well, you learn all your life!
Picture Story: Berber men, Koutoubia Mosque, Morocco
A tourist is taking a picture of tourists. That’s actually the story behind this photograph.
The three men were coming from a tiny mountain Berber village near the Atlas to visit Marrakech and enjoy the awesome old town and palaces, just like me. In front of the famous Koutoubia Mosque they asked me to take a picture of them.
I took the opportunity to ask them, if I could take a picture of them too, with my camera. They had such heart-warming smiles. I wanted to capture it. And beside that, I was fascinated by their coats, because they reminded me of the Jedi-Knight dresses. I actually didn’t know, that the Jedi coats were inspired by the traditional dresses of the Berber people in North Africa.