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 […]
Images from my shoot with Coco Tulum showcasing the hotel’s personal training classes, spa services and a very special temazcal ceremony (Mayan sweat lodge) with local shamans. Links: Location: Coco Tulum Hotel – www.cocotulum.com
Interior photography, Playa Azul Hotel.
Some of the beautiful yogis in Tulum, Mexico, photographed during sunset practicing acro-yoga on the beach and SUP yoga in a nearby cenote.
Recent client work for Tulum’s new boutique hotel – My Way.
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.
Earlier this month I had a wonderful time shooting new look book images for GlamRocks Jewelry Spring/Summer 2013 collection. I want to express an enormous thanks to Kristen Davis Molenhouse for trusting me to capture the beauty of her lovely designs, to Mariam Dedyn for her glow and inspiration, and of course to the beaches […]
If you’ve been following my blog, you may already know that I often hang out with local Tulum kitesurfing friends who flock here from all over the world during winter. The guys at OceanProKite love to put on a show when I bring my camera just as much as I love shooting it, which over […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When I first moved to Tulum, I couldn’t stop shooting sunsets. Now, two years later, I’m still shooting them. To mark the second anniversary of my tumultuous relationship with Mexico, I want to share this second installment of Tulum Sunsets series. And here is the first if you’d like to revisit.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]