Fine art portrait photography on the white sand of Kendwa beach and inside historic Emerson spice hotel in Stone town
When Words Become Inefficient, I shall Speak with Photographs
Category : lifestyle
Setting sail where the surf’s always up, trailing across the ancient Zanzibar Archipelago, diving off rocky shores and finding calm in the clear, still waters with spectacular views as far as the eye can see, well, that is what gave a whole new definition to the phrase “pure shores” in my mind. It’s not every day one gets to shoot a destination wedding in this paradise, let alone be with the one you love. Becoming a Zanzibar wedding photographer was a lifetime goal.
Arriving in Zanzibar is one of those truly magical experiences you never forget. A boat slicing silently through shimmering strips of sea plankton, while warm salty air whips through your hair. A few moments later your soul starts filling with what the northern west shores of Unguja are famed for sheer Idylle. Zuri hotel is the calm, sandy jewel where guests wander barefoot and it takes just around ten minutes to jog gently to the shore. As the sun dives in the ocean, paths shine to the sea, marked out by the glow of lanterns, and hidden behind walls of lush greenery the sounds of the island reveal a universe unto its own.
You spend the nights soaking while gazing at the extraordinary canopy of stars, and your days melt into one another where traditional pineapple and seafood curries are hand-picked in the market. It is the sort of place where a day feels like a lifetime and you can only think of ways to return before you’ve even left.
And then you visit Stone Town, diving into the history of this beautiful island and soaking into images, colors, smells and tastes, a vivid lifestyle blend that scratches the surface of your heart leaving lifetime memories on every step. Emerson spice hotel was the last stop for this Zanzibar wedding photographer, capturing light and glimpses of my partner in life Anna, in the rooms that wealthy merchants of the past and have lived and kings have dinned with their queens.
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His signature author knack for everything leading-edge has been influenced by heritage, fashion, and architecture, allowing him to infuse his photographs with a timeless style that catches real special seconds, sounds, ambiance and movement.
Crafting wedding images that bring out the natural beauty of his brides and grooms, Thanos Asfis is a photographer that embraces each wedding as a remarkable narrative. His wedding photography has garnered acclaim for its defined honesty, pitch-perfect aesthetics, and unfeigned connection to the present moment.