Pura Vida!

Andar sin rumbo por Costa Rica con mi nuevo compañero de vida fue toda una experiencia.

Muchos que me conocen sabrán que no soy fan del sol, la arena y el mar.. Así que compramos un vuelo, rentamos un coche, y nos dirigimos a donde el destino nos llamara por Costa Rica. :) Claro, desde el día 1 nos perdimos, no empacamos para el clima correcto, y al llegar al final del viaje, decir que estábamos en números rojos sería mucho.

No cambiaría absolutamente nada de nuestro viaje. Son este tipo de situaciones que nos hacen quienes somos, y qué mejor que hacerlo acompañado. Escalar en el volcán Poas para ver el gran cráter en la cima, tomar el camino rumbo al Arenal y pasar por una plantación de café,  terminar buscando quetzales en el bosque nuboso de Monteverde. ¿Cambiar todo eso? Nop.

Los paisajes y animales eran increíbles. Como fotógrafa, uno creería que llevaría cargando mi cámara a TODAS PARTES. Sí esa era la intención.. sin embargo, no me la llevaba, estas fotografías quedaron guardadas en mi memoria y en mi corazón sin que nada estorbara. Es como lo dicen en una de mis películas favoritas:

If I like a moment, for me, personally, I don’t like to have the distraction of the camera. I just want to stay in it. Right here.
— Secret Life of Walter Mitty

En fin.. esto es un poco de lo que sí documenté. :)


Traveling and hiking around Costa Rica with my new partner-in-crime-for-life was definitely an jaw-opening incredible experience. 

I'm not the world biggest fan of beaches and sun, so... we booked a flight, rented a car, and decided on a more adventurous honeymoon. So yeah, naturally, we got lost on day 1, didn't pack appropriately for the weather, and by the end of the trip we were completely broke.

Still I would not change one bit of our vacation. Started from Poas Volcano, made our way down to Arenal -volcano passing through a delightful a coffee plantation and ended the trip at Monteverde Cloud forest. 

As a photographer, I wanted my camera to be glued to my eye to catch every breath-taking sight we saw. Weirdly enough, I didn't always bring it with me. The photographs stayed in my brain and in my heart. It's like they say in one of my favourite movies:

If I like a moment, for me, personally, I don’t like to have the distraction of the camera. I just want to stay in it. Right here.
— Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Anyways... Here are the pictures I did take.  Pura Vida!

My (new) husband actually does like the beach, like every normal human being.. so I couldn't deny him a visit to Punta Cana after Costa Rica ;)

Unconscious New York

Inception, anyone?

On July 2013, I visited my sister in New York City. Now, I know I don't know much about architecture, and I'm really not an architecture photographer, but I definitely consider myself to be a surrealist.

As there was something magical about New York, and my mind was going around in circles, I came to find a way to create a series of fantasy images out of incongruous juxtapositions, to express some type of unconscious thought and dreams. :)

No, I'm not crazy. 

I loved everything about the city, there was something about the rush, the lights, and the sense of opportunity that greatly inspired me to portray it and express myself about it through these photographs. After all, I do love double exposures.