Some fashion stories I photographed in beautiful Nomade Tulum hotel for The Seventh Style.
Images of new additions to the beautiful Jashita Hotel in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
Images from my lifestyle campaign photo-shoot at Coco Tulum Hotel in November, right before high season hit. Very fun and intense couple of weeks of production to showcase the hotel’s new cabañas, beach club and common areas, plus existing restaurant and the team.
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 […]
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 […]
My recent production in Tulum, Mexico, was a dreamworld scenario – I had to stay at Casa Maya Ka’an for a few days and photograph the house and the wonderful Mayan family of staff who take care of the property. Best part – Casa Maya Ka’an is located on my favorite stretch of Mexican Caribbean coast […]
Undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful and truly unique phenomena in Yucatan are cenotes. A multitude of these fresh water sinkholes can be found throughout the area exposed as a result of limestone cave roof collapse. To the ancient Maya cenotes were sacred points of entrance to Xibalba, the underworld inhabited by death gods and spirits whose […]
From the streets of NYC straight into the tangled jungles of Sian Ka’an biosphere… Admittedly, the transition was rough at times, but in the end came relief of knowing I can handle my extremes. And for that I’m grateful.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Without a doubt, one of the best things about New York City is its Central Park. Designed by landscape designer and writer Frederick Law Olmsted and the English architect Calvert Vaux in 1858, it is the most visited urban park in the United States and an official National Historic Landmark since 1963. The park stretches […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What always strikes me when traveling around Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, is that often a tiny, seemingly insignificant place or village, somehow ends up revealing to you the biggest, most magnificent display of natural phenomena in the most matter-of-factly way. San Felipe on the Gulf Coast of Mexico is one perfect example.
In September, the ancient and beautiful city of Venice, Italy, inspired me to begin including cityscapes to my blog’s current photography repertoire. It often seems like another life, but before relocating to a small town of Tulum on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, I had always been an urban dweller. As such, the experience of […]
As I write this post on my Apple MacBook Pro at a friend’s apartment in Brussels, I am delighted to relive every moment captured during my September shoot at Coco Tulum Hotel. I love Europe so dearly, especially the brisk October weather up north, yet this particular slideshow makes me realize yet again that more […]
I felt like putting together some images depicting Mexico’s typical gastronomic staples. Personally, I can’t live without mango.
Mérida is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán and the Yucatan Peninsula. Founded in 1542, it is a cultural and financial center of the region, as well as a time capsule containing rich history of both the indigenous Maya and Spanish colonial times. During late 19th and early 20th centuries, […]
During my recent trip to Isla Holbox, in Quintana Roo, Mexico, I was reminded just how extremely the weather and consequent mood fluctuations can tint perception of reality. From seemingly endless rain of the trip’s first half, then brilliant sunlight of the second, my time on this mysterious, hurricane-beaten island was marked by an emotional […]
Everything looks different in the moonlight… In Tulum the light of full moon is very special. Sometimes, when the sky is clear of cloud coverage, the moon is so bright, you can easily read by it. I like to come out at night during those times, put my camera on a tripod, and see what […]
The indigenous heritage of contemporary Mexico tells an incredibly complex story. Jumpstarted 9,000 years ago by the ancient people’s domestication of corn and the subsequent agricultural revolution, the story’s plotline curves through nearly 4,000 years of occupancy by advanced Mesoamerican civilizations. The Olmec, the Teotihuacan, the Maya, the Zapotec, the Mixtec, the Toltec and the […]