Eden of Aroumd, high atlas mountain, morocco
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Eden of Aroumd

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Location: Atlas Mountain, Morocco, 2016.


About Eden of Aroumd:

Aroumd is a village built on a huge moraine by the Mizane Valley in Morocco. It is inhabited by Berbers, an indigenous people in North Africa. Aroumd is a gateway that guards the valley to Mount Toubkal, the highest peak of the High Atlas Mountain Range. We spent a night here after summiting Toubkal that morning. It was fascinating to be able to see the peak from here and mind-boggling, knowing we were just there less than 12 hours ago.

The idyllic village is well shielded by the mountains that formed the valley. The delta plain widens towards the steep-tiered houses and farm fields with a welcoming gesture as it emerged from the inner valley. As the wind blew, you could hear the rustling sound of the trees that were partly illuminated by the sun over the mountains. The burbling stream of crystal clear water that came directly from the glacier above was a tranquilizing white noise that sends the mind into zen. 

As my mind continued to float in a state of no-mindedness and my eyes stared into space, I felt this is how I imagine Shangri-La would be.


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 has 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, a 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.