Recent client work for Tulum’s new boutique hotel – My Way.
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 […]
Images from my shoot for Fall/Winter 2013 GlamRocks Jewelry lookbook in Chicago. Links: www.glamrocksjewelry.com
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]