For the series Gallops of Morocco he did not make use of any models, or assistants, or specific locations. He simply worked with the conditions available to him in the moment.
In fact, the French photographer had been commissioned to document the week-long horse racing event, held for only the second time and covering a distance of 200 kilometres through the Moroccan desert. Because editors of the magazine in question trusted him, he was given the additional assignment of staging parts of current luxury item collections during the breaks in the race and capturing them with his camera.
In general, Viollet is not averse to taking risks: the Leica SL he used for the first time for this assignment was the only camera he took with him. Then, to avoid any sand getting into the equipment while changing lenses, he decided to take just one, a Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 Asph.
The whole series can be discovered in LFI 2.2019.
All pictures of the website: © Cédric Viollet