Arabian Nights
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Arabian Nights

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Location: Marrakesh, 2016.


About Arabian Nights:

I remember how I used to cycle around the neighborhood when I have nothing to do. I remember playing Prince of Persia on my takes-forever-to-load 486 computer. I remember the three storybooks I kept by the bed, one of them was the Arabian Nights. I love reading it because every story either has a clever twist or a lesson to learn. Among the hundreds of stories, the most memorable one for me was Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

Marrakech reminds me of that story. The Atlas mountains, the bustling streets, and the lively bazaar...if the story of Ali Baba was real, this is how I would imagine it to be. In the photograph, the tower is the minaret of Kutubiyya Mosque, a notable landmark in Marrakech. It was built in the 12th century and a fine example of Moroccan mosque architecture. In the background, the mountain range in magenta is the Atlas mountains. It separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert. 

The scene reminisces the simpler times and memories. Good old times before the internet was born, where we spent more time exploring the outdoors, having meaningful conversations, and building genuine relationships with the people we care about.


Prize Sizes: Sizing Guide Page

Small / Artist Print 12” x 8” (+0.5” border) 150
Medium / Studio Print
24" x 16” (+0.5” border) 150
Large / Gallery Print
36” x 24” (+0.5” border) 25
Extra Large / Gallery Print 60” x 40” (no border) 15


About Yaopey:

Born in Malaysia, I was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. My interest in exploring off the beaten tracks have led me to places such as Tibet, Iran, and Pakistan. While it’s nice to see new places, I have enjoyed the cultural experience of traveling more. I would bring home a piece of local culture from every place I visit, mainly in the form of wall art. 

Maybe you have been to places I have photographed, or seen them elsewhere. I hope, through my work, I can bring a piece of memory or add an artistic touch to your living space.


The Print:

Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, one of the best fine art paper with a subtle texture that gives a luxurious feel in your hand. The museum-quality print is fade-resistant with colors that will last for 100+ years. Each print is accompanied by a certificate with hologram, signature, and edition series.