As we celebrate 10 years of Hercules we look back at our first issue ever with a portfolio images captured in Morrocco by our contributor Daniel Riera.

Introduction. The sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles.

As he moved along cautiously under the trees he became aware that at each step he was crushing something beneath his feet. The ground was covered with large insects; their hard shells broke with little explosions that were quite audible to him even amidst the noise the dogs were making. It smelled of mint and woodsmoke. The light of the moon was violent, walking along the white street in it was like being in sunlight. During the middle of the day it was no longer the sun alone that persecuted from above–the entire sky was like a metal dome grown white with heat. The merciless light pushed down from all directions; the sun was the whole sky.