In The North Of Africa, Part One #11.jpg Aaron Lapeirre
This is the first part of a long term report through the northern countries of Africa. The heart of this documentary is the research of the North-African culture, and the transition in which they are, when we're thinking about the Arabic Spring. Through street photography, where suggestion of light and composition define the image, the character and daily life of the country is revealed. Scrapped cars who are being fixed over and over again, street vendors who appear on every corner, the richness of color, the structured chaos, the mixture of old values and modern facets who are seeping in, these where all elements who attracted and intrigued me to go and explore. I was curious about the exotic. As an outsider I wanted to get a small taste of the culture and blend in into the crowd. Instead of showing direct processes or to focus on one specific part of society, it is my intention to create an certain atmosphere and feeling which mirrors street landscapes. By framing daily life, the idea is to create a universal image, a visual journey through the country. This photo report is the beginning of a journey, to visualize the African coutries who boarder the Mediterranean.