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Today, we’re featuring a travel essay from photographer Camille Rice. Camille traveled to Tulum, Mexico and created a series focusing on the dualities within ourselves portrayed through her time in Tulum. Scroll below to read more from Camille and view the images…
Sitting in a palapa during a Tuesday morning yoga class (which also happened to be the last day of summer) the instructor briefly spoke about the dualities within ourselves: opposing qualities that are actually complementary. This got me thinking of the dualities of Tulum while looking through my developed film.
Past and Present:
Nature and Manmade:
Day and Night:
These are just a few examples excluding experiences I couldn’t quite capture, like walking barefoot along the moonlit beach while the bass from the empty beach clubs echoed with the waves…
I love that I got to experience Tulum without the crowds of people that normally flood the area during peak season, and I’m happy I was able to capture a bit of that. Landscapes of light, textures, and colors that look minimally untouched by humans despite the reality of this travel hotspot.
I usually prefer to shoot with an SLR vs point & shoot, but I think using a point & shoot during this trip allowed me to quickly shoot these moments without taking me out of the moment.
From ruins to rooftops, to morning yoga ending with late nights out – its unique to be able to indulge in opposing experiences in one place. But even more simply, I think the excitement of travel after not traveling for over a year, great company, and a little bit of good luck and timing made for a beautiful, well-rounded trip to Tulum.
Thank you so much, Camille! You can find more of Camille’s work on her website and Instagram.