Powerful Places

Photography for Kan Xuk Luxury Resort

Beautiful photography project for Kan Xuk Luxury Resort in Sian Ka’an biosphere, Mexico. Credits: Photography – Anna Fishkin and Reed Rickert Creative – Quantum Communications Client – Kan Xuk Luxury Resort


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 […]


Zamas lifestyle, Tulum

I came full circle photographing Zamas hotel in Tulum over the course of spring. A dream fulfilled. Sending infinite gratitude to Zamas family for inspiration and friendship, and sharing here some of my favorite shots from the experience of Tulum hotel life while working together on the project.


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 […]


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 […]


My Way Luxury Resort – Tulum, Mexico

My Way Luxury Resort Tulum Mexico

Recent client work for Tulum’s new boutique hotel – My Way.


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 […]


TAO Inspired Living Residential Community

For the TAO Inspired Living project I was hired to create a library of images that showcase values of connection, inspiration, creativity and compassion upon which this development was built. Located in a stunning jungle landscape along Riviera Maya’s Caribbean coast and designed with elegance and simplicity, TAO is a community of residents who share a common desire […]


TAO Wellness Center, Riviera Maya, Mexico

I’m happy to finally unveil a selection of images created for my latest client – beautifully designed Wellness Center at TAO Inspired Living development in Riviera Maya, Mexico. In the next post I will share photos of private residences, exteriors and golf courses that comprise the rest of the project.


Hooked on Yoga

In the beginning of 2013 I took my previously sporadic yoga practice to a much more disciplined level of focus and consistency. It changed my life. I would like to share a few recent images marking my progress.


Quick Dip in Grand Cenote

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 […]


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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]


Urban Oasis: Summer Time in Central Park

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]