Powerful Places

Mayan City Calakmul

Mayan City Calakmul

In the south of Mexican state of Campeche, only 35 kilometers from the border with Guatemala, there sits buried in the jungle an enormous and forgotten Mayan capital city Calakmul. It’s difficult to get to because of the thick surrounding jungle and only one dirt road leading through it to the ruins. But the hours […]


Welcome to Playa Azul

Playa Azul Tulum

For my latest assignment I was hired to shoot Playa Azul Hotel in Tulum, Mexico. It happens to be one of my long-time favorite establishments in the area, so I was thrilled about the opportunity to play freely on its beach turf. Playa Azul has all the trappings of what Tulum has become famous for […]


San Felipe: Yucatán, Mexico

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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.


Venice Reflections

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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 […]


COCO Tulum Experience

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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 […]


Organic Multiplicity

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I felt like putting together some images depicting Mexico’s typical gastronomic staples. Personally, I can’t live without mango.


Market of Mérida: Yucatán, Mexico

Merchant Market of Merida

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, […]


Tropical Exteriors

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Oceanside living in Mexico’s tropical climate inevitably means developing a symbiotic relationship with nature. Blurring the line between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ space, the exteriors of these boutique hotels and private residences along Caribbean and Pacific coasts showcase the beautiful equilibrium of design when human beings work in collaboration with mother nature. FEATURED PROPERTIES www.behoteles.com www.villalasestrellas.com […]


Caribbean Storms

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The annual hurricane season on Mexico’s Caribbean coast is thankfully long over. Quite the opposite, as my friend Marcos from Chiapas just informed me, the entire Yucatan peninsula is now well-immersed into the season of ‘secas’ or droughts. Nonetheless, lately I find myself missing the heavy storms and weeklong rains passing through. Perhaps my recent […]


Kitesurf Magazine: French-Mexican Adventure

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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, […]


Under the Weather: Isla Holbox, Mexico

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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 […]


In the Moonlight: Tulum, Mexico

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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 […]


Lost Cities: Mexico

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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 […]


Karuna Sky: Nayarit, Mexico

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While staying true to my beloved photo-tradition of observing daily changes in the sky, I approached this project much more rigorously than my previous ‘Tulum Sunsets’ series. Namely, I treated it like a scientist would treat an experiment, controlling for all variables except my main subject – the sky. Depending on weather conditions, I narrowed […]


Baja Waves: Baja California Sur, Mexico

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Sky. Desert. Ocean. All along the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur in Mexico, I was fascinated to watch the sheer raw strength with which the ocean continuously beat itself against the earth. I took my time studying the powerful waves, and the closer I observed them, the more beautiful details they revealed. From the […]


Cactus Land: Baja California Sur, Mexico

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Cactus = Cactuses = Cacti. All for one and one for all, in my imagination cactus plants are like infantrymen. They live in the most difficult and desolate environments and make due with whatever scarse water resources the desert provides. In the Mexican state of Baja California Sur there’s virtually no rain fall throughout the […]


Peaks and Valleys: Chihuahua, Mexico

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In the city of Chihuahua, we boarded the 6am El Chepe train. During the next several days it would take us along Mexico’s legendary, vast and tunnel-ridden Chihuahua-Pacific Railway (‘Ferrocarril Chihuahua-Pacífico’ or simply ‘El Chepe’ in Spanish,) cutting through peaks and valleys of Sierra Madre Occidental mountains to the Pacific coast. Thus I would come […]


Tulum Sunsets 2010: Quintana Roo, Mexico

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A long time ago I fell in love with Tulum. Over the years, this Maya town on the Mexican Caribbean coast revealed to me a wondrous multitude of sights and sounds. Yet, when I followed an old dream of a new life by the sea, what moved me most was the drama of Tulum sunsets. […]