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Micca Mont: El Camino

Last month my production company Modern Maya produced a music video for electronic musician/producer Micca Mont‘s new single ‘El Camino’. We filmed in three beautiful locations scattered throughout Yucatan peninsula and while shooting in the pink lagoons of Las Coloradas I also ended up snapping a few quick impromptu shots, supporting one very prophetic photo we […]


Summit Series: Tulum, 2018

I had an incredible time photographing Summit global community gathering in Tulum, Mexico. Here are some of my photo selections from all the high-frequency happenings over the course of three beautiful days in Nômade Tulum, Be Tulum and Casa Malca. To see more published photography – https://tulum.summit.co/photos  


Movida Maya: Teaching Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop ‘Images and Identity’ When Tulum’s local NGO Movida Maya invited me to lead the ‘Images and Identity’ photography workshop with Mayan teenagers in Mexico’s indigenous fringe community Chumpón, Quintana Roo, I was humbled because the reality of these kids’ daily life challenges made my own current problems fade in comparison. Yet as soon as […]


Faces of Zamas

To say that Zamas Hotel is just a client would be a huge understatement. Over the course of my photographer-in-residence assignment with this legendary boutique hotel in Tulum, Mexico, the family who owns the place has truly become like my own family. Each one of these portraits brings a smile and a special memory and […]


Zamas Hotel Guest Chef Series: Tulum, Mexico

Certainly one of the best perks during my photographer-in-residence gig at Zamas Hotel was meeting all the wonderful guest chefs and photographing (ahem, tasting!) their food. Can I please return for another season?!  


Sounds and Yoga: Sanara, Tulum

One gorgeous day, from sunrise until dark, I immersed myself into the world of Tulum’s lovely Milano-born eco-glamorous sound therapist and yoga teacher Alessandra Montana. We spent the day between the beach and Sanara Hotel’s beautiful yoga studio shooting and playing with Ale’s impressive collection of frequency instruments. The moonlit sound healing session at the […]


Live from Zamas: Tulum, Mexico

For 25+ years, from the beginning of its operation in Tulum, Zamas Hotel‘s live stage has been home to local and passing musicians from all over the world. It’s nice to know that some things never change and that almost every night in our special corner of the planet one can count on an understated […]


LS:N Global / The Future Laboratory: Mexican Luxurians

I was hired by The Future Laboratory’s LS:N Global division in London to photograph two of Mexico’s featured personalities from Tulum and Monterrey for their ‘Mexican Luxurians’ consumer luxury report. What made the shoot serendipitously surreal was that one of these featured personalities turned out to be my old friend from Tulum JP. Small world, […]


Leonardo Prakash music project

Leo and his beautiful sitar photographed in Tulum, Mexico.            


CRIS 44 and Ibiza Sonica Radio, Tulum, Mexico

Honored to photograph my beautiful friend Cristina Quiros from Ibiza, a talented DJ and creative director of Ibiza Sonica Radio. Location: Coco Tulum Hotel and Beachclub


Micca 2016

This dreamy photo-session with singer/songwriter/friend Micca Montes took place in January and marked her entry into this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Can’t wait to see her performing finally in US! Location: Sian Ka’an biosphere, Mexico Clothes: Caravana


Team Blind

This was an intense little production… Daniele Negrete directing new music video for Micca’s single ‘Blind.’ Me volunteering to shoot second camera. Only two days to plan. Location – stark and stunning volcano crater in the Sierra de Nevado mountains outside of Mexico City. Our day began with a 5am drive to the location and had […]


Lifestyle Shoot with Mireya Rios


Tulum Art Project

Tulum Art Project is a street art initiative organized by my dear friends in Tulum-based art residency called Residencia Gorila in collaboration with World Art Destinations and with support of local government. Sponsored by many businesses in the area, the aim of Tulum Art Project was to invite muralists from around the world to express their […]


Micca Unleashed

Congratulations to my dear friend Micca with release of her first album Looking Up. I’m doubly proud not only because I love the work, but also because shooting album cover art was our first mutual collaboration together in studio. With so much gratitude for our friendship and creative partnership, I’m happy to present below photos documenting […]


Beachside Dancer

One of the best things about my work is an opportunity to reveal through images truly unique and beautiful souls from around the world. Enormous gratitude to this lovely actor/dancer from London, Dasha, who reminded me what it’s like to dance with your heart.


Sixth Street Specials: For the Love of Bikes

If like me anyone out there is experiencing serious withdrawal pains from the recently completed 2012 Summer Olympics in London, I invite you to consider this story as a kind of an anglophile placebo. Its subject is gritty and unusual, related to England by way of forever-cool and classic English bikes. What I’m talking about […]


Behind the Scenes with Sandro and Steppenwolf

Passing through Chicago earlier this summer, I was graced with a sudden opportunity to spend time on set of one of the most wonderful photographers in the world – Sandro Miller. Sandro was shooting the 2012/13 Season campaign images for the renowned Steppenwolf Theater that week and invited me to his studio to be part […]


The Impossible Project: Polaroid Tests with Bill Phelps

Last week in New York City it was my pleasure to participate in The Impossible Project’s 8×10 Polaroid film tests conducted by one of image-making world’s true visual poets – photographer Bill Phelps. This post is about how it all became possible. The Impossible Project story began in October 2008, after Polaroid announced it would stop […]


JOSA Tulum: Jungle Store Launch

Last month I was delighted to shoot the opening of JOSA Tulum – a fashionable little addition to Tulum’s budding boutique lineup. Headed by Joanne Salt and Ana Cabello, JOSA Tulum is a perfect fusion of Tulum and New York City. The goal and concept of JOSA is to provide women with dresses that can be […]


Santa Comes to Maya-land

Juguetón Baxal-Paal is a project that began in 2007. Its purpose is to distribute as many Christmas gifts as possible every December to children in the Mexican state of Quintata Roo. Hundreds of gifts are donated by the students of Centro Educativo Baxal-Paal in Playa del Carmen, who choose to give some of their own […]


Introducing Masha Osipova

Masha Osipova

What happens when you put a photographer in front of the camera? Well, very good things. Especially when the subject is a documentary photographer Masha Osipova. Born in Moscow and grown up in Amsterdam, this talented young lady moved to Mexico with a heartfelt mission and a unique perspective. Among several intriguing projects, Masha’s long-term […]


Faces

These beautiful faces belong to some very special people whom I’ve been fortunate to either know well, to meet briefly, or to shoot only once. Thanks to all for sharing your story.


Caro Montes: Girl with a Guitar

Caro Montes is beloved in Mexico. Originally from Monterrey, Nuevo León, this gifted singer, composer and performer makes music that is fusion of electronic sound with pop, soul, rock and a touch of experimental. As part of jazz/rock group Aguamala (first band of her professional career) Caro is a regular performer at several international music festivals […]