I happily spent a good part of last year photographing destinations for Starwood Luxury Collection Hotels. I traveled to Europe, South America, Asia and the US to capture the people, landscapes, interiors and details that make each country unique. I am their ‘Global Explorer’, and on this site my photos, descriptions and voice narration are featured: http://www.luxurycollectionexplorers.com/
I spent a couple of hours shooting passers by in the Omotesando neighborhood of Tokyo. With the help of my guide, I approached people and asked if I could shoot them. One of my favorites is the shot of handsome Tetsuya surrounding by a group of school kids. As I was shooting him alone, a group of students passed with their teacher, and I pleaded with them to stop and join in the photo.
This is not my first time to the city; once I came for pleasure, and once I came to shoot a story for Departures Magazine about the culture and Argentina’s obsession with beef. I am eager to revisit some of the places I enjoyed most in the past like La Cabrera and Casa Cruz in Palermo, El Obrero, and Patagonia Sur owned by Francis Mallman.
One night I was invited to go to a nightclub in central Saigon called “Bounce” for a party and fashion show. An NGO organization called The East Meets West Foundation, was sponsoring the event. This is an organization that has been active in Vietnam for 20 years, providing health and educational support throughout the country.