Posts Tagged ‘Quintana Roo’

COCO Tulum: Fitness, Spa, Temazcal

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


Playa Azul – Tulum, Mexico

Interior photography, Playa Azul Hotel.


Yoga Paradise

Some of the beautiful yogis in Tulum, Mexico, photographed during sunset practicing acro-yoga on the beach and SUP yoga in a nearby cenote.


My Way Luxury Resort – Tulum, Mexico

My Way Luxury Resort Tulum Mexico

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


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 […]


Maya Sky

I spent the night of December 21 doing what I love most – shooting the sky. Completely impromptu at 1am, I drove with a friend to the nearby archeological site of Muyil, 25 km from Tulum, Mexico, woke up the sleeping Mayan guard and convinced him to let me shoot the deserted pyramid in the […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


Tulum Sunsets 2011: Quintana Roo, Mexico

Tulum Sunsets 2

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.


COCO Tulum Experience

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 […]


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 […]


Tropical Exteriors

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 […]


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!


Caribbean Storms

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

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 […]


In the Moonlight: Tulum, Mexico

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 […]


Tulum Sunsets 2010: Quintana Roo, Mexico

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. […]