I must have flown two metres into the air after the captain of my banana boat made the decision to charge straight into the wall of water that was about to crash down on us at Cloudbreak, Fiji’s premier surfing site. …..
Had I not been charged with capturing the photographs for Coral Expedition’s 2024 promotional collateral, I’m confident it would have been me receiving the accolades from Mr Nakashima (below) for making the best chopsticks Japan had ever seen (of course, those who know how practical I am, may beg to differ)…….
“Let’s focus on getting some appealing shots of the property, a few friendly staff pics, and some cultural shots of the Holiday Inn that shows it’s in Vanuatu,” was the brief …..
Phew, a boutique bed and breakfast, two resorts, a photography workshop, and some photos to complete Vanuatu – The Gift, the next book in my souvenir series on countries in the South Pacific.
I’ll be ready for my Christams break by the end of it all.
Here’s a few pics from the shoot for Breakas Resort:
I’ve just finished-up a shoot at Papaya Villa – a remote bed-n-breakast nestled in palm trees on the north-east coast of Efate in Vanuatu.
While its location would have to be its biggest drawcard (you feel like you have the entire coastline to yourself) – its unique selling feature is that it caters to foodies – handsomely….
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