Tannerie à Fez by yvesrossetti

taken in Fez’s Medina
traditional leather dying factory (Fes, Morocco)
featured in:
Around The World
Abstract Realism
Escher & perspective art
Inspired By LIFE (Feb 2012)
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by Nov 1st 2012, 674 views
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  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 7 years ago

    Splendid image. My first impression was of a painting or a very detailed artwork. the texture, colors and comp are wonderful excellent photograph. Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 7 years ago

    it does look like a painting at first look. But what exactly are we looking at? What are the pools etc?

  • it is a cluster of bathes with natural products (including pigeon droppings, hence the smell!) to treat , process, and colour leather… On the roofs the pieces on yellow leather are drying in the sun.

    – yvesrossetti

  • Mark Ross
    Mark Rossover 6 years ago

    I have to concur with Eyal. I too thought it was a painting and even as you study it now knowing it’s a photograph it still looks like a painting and a very beautiful one at that! This is a simply perfect photo and hehe, I wish I had taken it! : 7 )

  • yes i have no idea myself how the texture of the subject can look so much more as a painting than as a photo…
    Thank you for your great comment!

    – yvesrossetti

  • Rusty  Gladdish
    Rusty Gladdishover 6 years ago

    This is a fascinating image and I was glad of the explanation from the photogapher. It is indeed very painterly and is the most beautiful tannery I’ve ever seen. (Glad I can’t smell it though!!) Brilliant photography!

  • thank you so much for your kindness,

    – yvesrossetti

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago

    Amazing. Thank you for submitting this to Solo Exhibition.

  • merci!

    – yvesrossetti

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanover 5 years ago

    This looks so much like an impressionistic painting! Beautiful lighting and textured detail!

  • Tha place was really amazing and inspiring…

    – yvesrossetti

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 5 years ago

  • thank you so much!

    – yvesrossetti

  • Thierry Beauvir
    Thierry Beauvirover 5 years ago

    Nice ;-)

  • merci Thierry!

    – yvesrossetti

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 5 years ago

    Nice image!

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 5 years ago

    great take , thanks for the explination! LIZ

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