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RESORTS OF VANUATU – THREE OF THE BEST

I’ve just returned from back-to-back assignments, photographing two of Vanuatu’s boutique resort properties  – The Havannah and Ratua Island Resort and Spa, as well as postcard-perfect Erakor Island Resort. Twenty one days all up (so I’m looking forward to putting the camera’s down for a while and finishing off a few publishing projects). Short previews...

ERAKOR ISLAND PREVIEW

I’m just finishing up the Erakor Island shoot in Vanuatu before heading back.

The brief was largely to capture the personality of the island focusing on families, and to show Erakor’s features in their best light.

Here’s a short preview of some of the images from the shoot (ya gotta love the idea of laying on a lilo on a balmy night in the South Pacific and being served cocktails or popcorn while you’re watching a movie):

…… AT THE RISK OF DRONING ON.

In America, drone flyers are being imprisoned (that’s what you get when your drone drops out of the sky over a public place and hits someone), and they’re having their equipment blasted from the heavens by enthusiasts of the Second Amendment with shot guns who are a touch sensitive about their privacy.

RATUA ISLAND – A PHOTOGRAPHER’S DELIGHT

It was supposed to be a leisurely four-day shoot to provide some interim promotional photographs for Ratua Island’s new owners to work with but, everywhere I turned, there was another photograph I simply couldn’t bare to ignore.

It was as if an army of stylists (including co-managers Jo-Jo and Peter) had run amok throughout the entire property before I got there.

RESORT ASSIGNMENT PREVIEW – THE HAVANNAH, VANUATU

It’s been 18 months since I last shot The Havannah – Vanuatu’s premier resort property – so the shoot was about strengthening the image library we built last time, producing some ariels that did the property justice after Cyclone Pam and shooting to a more mature market.

Bringing in talent for four days was a blessing, making it a particularly productive and enjoyable assignment. Again, well done Sam and Daniel.

Here’s a short preview of some of the images captured.

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