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Tulum Travel Guide for Le Monde Magazine, France

Tearsheet from my assignment in Tulum, Mexico, with L’Agence RÉA for Le Monde magazine. >> Tulum, le Mexique bohème et sportif – Tulum Guide for Le Monde magazine  


Yoga & Adventures Worldwide: Tulum, Mexico

After all my travels with Yoga & Adventures Worldwide documenting their yoga retreats in Cuba, Morocco and Portugal, it was time for the homecoming. So we finally teamed up for one more amazing photoshoot on our own home turf in Tulum, Mexico, to capture all the local magic.  


Yoga & Adventures Worldwide: Portugal

Yoga & Adventures Worldwide is truly a client worth sweating for! After our unforgettable adventures in Cuba and Morocco, I knew their yoga retreat in Portugal wouldn’t disappoint. I was right. We hiked some incredible cliffs and waterfall beaches, we ate local farm-to-table food, we drank lots of crazy-good red (and green!) wine, and of […]


Yoga & Adventures Worldwide: Morocco

Welcome to Morocco! After having such an amazing time in Cuba, I teamed up once again with my wonderful client Yoga & Adventures Worldwide to document their authentically rich local yoga and culinary adventure experience in Essaouira and Marrakech. Throughout my life Morocco always had a very strong personal pull, so I jumped at the […]


Yoga & Adventures Worldwide: Cuba Libre

Thanks to my wonderful new client Yoga Adventures Worldwide I was able to fulfill my old Soviet childhood dream to visit and photograph Cuba. Here’s my photo-trip from the melting wedding cake rooftops of the Old Havana to the lush Viñales region with salsa dancing in between. Sending love and gratitude to all the unforgettably beautiful faces I […]


Lake Titikaka and Beyond: Adventures in Bolivia

After filming for weeks in the deep Amazonian jungles of Manu National Park in Peru, we gave ourselves the gift of not much rest and more travel. Thus we embarked on this fabulous adventure through the exotic lands surrounding Lake Titicaca to Bolivia’s capital La Paz and ending in the mesmerizing giant desert of salt […]


Filming a documentary in Peru

Documentary Film

Dear friends of my work, I’m pleased to present the preview demo of my new documentary film project in Peru. This story about indigenous Machiguenga people of Manú National Park has preoccupied my mind and heart during all of past year and I hope you watch, share and support our efforts to give these communities […]


Ghosts of Guatemala

To travel through the volcanic landscapes surrounding Lake Atitlan and old city of Antigua in Guatemala is to experience magic…  


Return of the Machiguenga

In March-April, 2015, we traveled to Manú National Park biosphere reserve in Peru to begin filming a documentary about isolated indigenous communities of Machiguenga (Matsiguenga) people living in the Amazon rainforest along Manú and Madre de Dios rivers. Guided by two local shamans, we visited several native communities and spoke to their elders about ongoing […]


Inside Peru

I spent most of September, 2014, traveling in Cusco Region of Southern Peru. Following an old personal dream to explore and photograph various parts of this region, I stepped way outside my own comfort zone and into another mysterious world as the ancient perspective of Inca unfolded before my senses. From Cusco to Pisac, Calca, […]


Hanal Pixán 2013 – Abandoned Hacienda Expo

Hanal Pixan 2013 Cholul Expo

Couple of weeks ago, during Mexico’s Day of the Dead weekend I was visiting my two photographer friends – Masha Osipova and Mauricio Palos – in Merida, Yucatán. We decided to play a 24-hour game. The objective was to: 1. Conceive of an idea for a photo-shoot using historically or culturally significant location We scouted Merida’s incredible abandoned haciendas left over […]


Copper Town: Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán

In this story I’m switching gears to Central Mexico. Two months ago while traveling through Pátzcuaro region in the state of Michoacán I visited a magic little town called Santa Clara del Cobre. Since the Pátzcuaro region is mostly populated by the Tarascan or P’urhépecha people whose ancestors originally settled here in the 12th century, […]


Maya Sky

I spent the night of December 21 doing what I love most – shooting the sky. Completely impromptu at 1am, I drove with a friend to the nearby archeological site of Muyil, 25 km from Tulum, Mexico, woke up the sleeping Mayan guard and convinced him to let me shoot the deserted pyramid in the […]


On Maya Space and Time

The much hyped about date of December 21, 2012, is a couple of days away. Since I live on Yucatan peninsula, land of the Maya, many people ask me what I think about the Mayan calendar and its prediction of the end of the world. The truth is, since I make the choice to live […]


Day of the Dead 2012: Night at the Cemeteries

Day of the Dead

During the Night of November 1-2 is Noche de los Muertos. In central Mexico’s state of Michoacan, local residents of towns around lake Pátzcuaro with fun-to-pronounce ancestral Tarascan names like Tzintzuntzan, Ihuatzio, and Chucuchucho, take their Day of the Dead traditions very seriously. With great curiosity I joined their annual pilgrimage to nearby cemeteries for all-night vigils in order to […]


Day of the Dead 2012: Pátzcuaro Region, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos

Last week I was sponsored by Mexico Kan Tours, Tulum-based agency specializing in conscious travel, to visit central Mexico’s state of Michoacan for a photo-reportage of the famous Day of the Dead festivities held in towns and villages near Morelia and lake Pátzcuaro. Sharing the same values in travel with my friends at Mexico Kan […]


Good Night New York

Like a migratory bird, I recently flew south to Mexico for winter. But before I switch to posting images of sunny skies, turquoise waves and pre-columbian cities, I want to share these last few night-time photos of New York. To everyone I dearly miss in my favorite concrete jungle – I say goodnight and sweet […]


Urban Landscapes: New York City

I continue my urban image series with these soaring landscapes of New York. Encompassing day and night, earth and sky, light and water, this is my humble homage to the city that knows the secret to remaining beautiful and energetic despite continuous lack of sleep.


Bed-Stuy Sky

Life has been particularly stimulating this summer in New York. After a rather lengthy break from posting new images, I finally return with a new line-up of photo-stories about this dynamic city. The first series is about gritty September skies observed during my recent stay in one of Brooklyn’s most colorful neighborhoods – Bedford-Stuyvesant. Taking […]


Fifty Shades of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the world. Having explored this northern European urban jewel several times in the past, it was only recently during a very brief summer trip that I felt like I finally saw its true colors. Maybe because this time I was visiting a dear friend and got to […]


Liège-Guillemins: Train Station by Santiago Calatrava

To visit any space designed by the famed architect Santiago Calatrava for me is always a spiritual experience. His train station in Belgium’s third largest city of Liége was no different. Expansive, soaring and brilliantly light, the building sent shivers down my spine as I literally had to contain myself from dissolving into the structure […]


Ireland: West Kerry Landscapes

When life offered me an opportunity to visit Ireland last month, I jumped at the chance because I knew I would witness some incredible scenery. From our home base of Castlegregory, located in Kerry county on Ireland’s southwest coast and long popular among wind sports enthusiasts, we were able to freely explore the local turf […]


Don’t Say Cheese, Say Belize

Finding myself recently on the island of Caye Caulker in Belize, I spent a perfectly active Caribbean day in great company doing some sailing, snorkeling and exploring a small section of the Belize Barrier Reef. Located slightly offshore, the entire length of this coral reef system is roughly one-third of the 900-kilometer-long (560 miles) Mesoamerican […]


Chiapas: San Cristobal de las Casas

Last week I complained profusely on Facebook about being robbed during my recent trip to Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. Upon arrival to Palenque, my very first stop, I discovered I was targeted in transit and consequently left without any money and without my most valuable possession – my camera! Two weeks later I still […]