French Polynesia-based travel photographer Helene Havard is known for her dreamy, pastel-hued images of locations that look like they’re straight out of a Wes Anderson film. From the streets of Havana to the candy-colored town of San Francisco, she captures the unique atmosphere of every place she visits, and her latest photo trip is no exception. She recently traveled to Marrakech, where she captured the mysterious magic of the exotic Moroccan city.
“Despite the fact I was living in France for many years, I never had the chance to travel in Africa,” says Havard. “I waited to live on the other side of my native country to visit this amazing place during a trip in Europe.” From bustling street markets to palm tree-lined palaces and gardens, Havard explored the diverse streets of Marrakech “at random” to capture her photos. “Morocco is exotic, tantalizing and incredibly beautiful,” she recalls. “A feast for the senses and especially for the eyes. I loved this place for the mysterious feel that irradiates of her.”
Also known as the Red City, Marrakech is known for its vibrant color palette, and Havard uses her artistic license to intensify the dreamy hues. By digitally converting the city’s natural colors into pastel hues, she brings out Marrakech’s cinematic atmosphere, where adventure is waiting around every corner.
Scroll down to check out Havard’s Marrakech series and find more from her portfolio on her website.