Passionate People

Return to Sian Ka’an Lagoons

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.


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: Jashita Hotel Shoot

Josa Tulum Shoot at Jashita Hotel

Have I mentioned lately how much I enjoy shooting for JOSA Tulum? Not only am I a huge fan of their beautiful dresses and caftans, but when the shoot itself takes place at a location as gorgeous as Jashita Hotel – I do admit I forget that I’m actually working. Add to the mix collaborating […]


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 […]


Portraits of Self

In a general sense, this series of self-portraits is a tribute to myself for surviving last few years. But if I want to be precise, it’s a visualization of the most valuable lesson I have learned – change is the organic engine of life.


Beachside Ashtanga

This Ashtanga yoga practice session with Julia in Tulum, Mexico, left me (and everyone on the beach) in awe of the sculptural beauty of human body held in balance by breath. Namaste!


Kitesurf Magazine: French-Mexican Adventure

Kitesurf Magazine from France is the first kitesurfing publication in the world, having been in circulation since late 1990’s, when this new extreme sport first went mainstream. Every year Hugo Badaroux, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, chooses a different country to conduct new kiteboarding gear tests and to explore new international locations suitable for riding. For 2011, […]


Fun & Fly and Kitesurf Magazine France

Tulum and Ocean Pro Kite welcome kiteboarding riders from Fun & Fly and Kitesurf Magazine from France to the sunny beaches of Yucatán Peninsula. As we enjoy the soft white sand and turquoise Caribbean waves, we mostly hope that Ik, Mayan god of wind, will bless us this season with a consistently strong breeze without […]


Gigaton Awards 2010: Cancun, Mexico

On December 4, 2010, I was invited to attend the first annual Gigaton Awards – an event created by Sir Richard Branson’s non-profit organization Carbon War Room, in order to showcase business leadership, as well as inspire and challenge businesses to make a difference to climate change and global sustainability. The Gigaton Awards were hosted […]