Hello 2018!

Welcome to 2018! and Happy New Year!!  2017 was an amazing year with the opening of our office and expanding the business.  Wonderful new opportunities presented themselves and I am so thankful for all the continuing support from family and friends.  Every new day is an opportunity to do something good, something right and while many hard lessons were learned in the past year, I am thankful for them.  Without these lessons, I don’t think I was able to learn more about myself and the people around me.  It is so easy to be wrapped up in the social expectations of today but in the end, what you truly create will always be yours, no matter what.  So, here is to good health, love, success, many more wonderful adventures and beautiful new friendships…  And in celebration of the New Year, I am taking you around the world with some of my favourite doors and windows that certainly have more than their fair shares of delightful tales.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Postcard from Argentina”

“Charmed”

 

Cartagena, Colombia

“Summer Fantasy”

“Forever”

 

Cap Ferret, South of France

 

Santiago, Chile

“Curiosity”

 

Old Havana, Cuba

 

Beijing, China

“History”

“A Forgotten Past”

Barichara, Colombia

 

Villa de Leyva, Colombia

“Sweet Lullaby”

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Best of 2017 – Available Prints

I can’t believe it is already time to start saying goodbye to 2017.  It has been another incredible year with lots of new and old adventures to ponder over.  I am just glad that I can continue to capture these amazing experiences and sharing them with you.  Thank you for following my journey throughout the year.  I wish you and your family and Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.  Until next year…

‘Until next time’ – Limited Edition (also available in colour) / Kenya

‘Postcard from Argentina’ – Buenos Aires

‘Emerald City’ / South Island, New Zealand

‘Forever’ / Cartagena, Colombia

‘A forgotten past’ – Limited Edition / Beijing, China

‘Betrayal’ / New Zealand

‘Whispers’ / Beijing, China

‘Perception’ – Limited Edition (also available in colour) / Kenya

‘Happiness’ / Boston

‘Yellow’ / Cartagena, Colombia

‘Charmed’ / Buenos Aires, Argentina

‘Sweet Lullaby’ / Villa de Leyva, Colombia

‘You’ / Bogota, Colombia

‘Home’ / Boston

‘simplicy’ / Lake Taupo, New Zealand

‘Flowers’ / Bogota, Colombia

‘Fisherman’ / Laos

‘Sunday’ / New Zealand

‘In the moment’ / Saint James, Barbados

‘Shadow’ / Milford Sound, New Zealand

‘Celebration’ / Villa de Leyva, Colombia

‘Fill your soul’ / Nelson, New Zealand

‘Summer reflection’ / New Zealand

‘Soul searching, Part I’ / from North to South Island, New Zealand

‘Soul searching, Part II’ / from North to South Island, New Zealand

‘Soul searching, Part III’ / from North to South Island, New Zealand

‘Faded’ / Boston Public Library

‘My Bogota’

‘Moments’ / Bogota, Colombia

‘Poetry’ / Tokyo, Japan

‘Destiny’ – Limited Edition / Kenya

‘Summer fantasy’ / Cartagena, Colombia

‘Take me back’ / Cap Ferrat, France

‘Curiosity’ / Santiago, Chile

‘The age of innocence’ – Limited Edition / Laos

‘little Treasures’ / Bogota

‘The Protector’ – Limited Edition / Kenya

‘Faith’ / Bogota, Colombia

‘Timeless’ / Miami, Florida

‘C´est la vie’ – Limited Edition / Old Havana, Cuba

‘Everyone has a story’ / Cartagena, Colombia

‘Curious sheep’ / Akaroa, New Zealand

‘Sakura’ / Tokyo, Japan

‘Unconditional’ – Limited Edition (also available in bnw) / Kenya

‘All we need’ / Bogota, Colombia

‘The sound of silence’ / Gisborne, New Zealand

‘Summer dreaming’ / Cartagena, Colombia

‘Three amigos’ – Limited Edition / Kenya

‘Springtime’ / Bogota, Colombia

‘History’ / Beijing, China

‘Afternoon stroll’ / Monte Carlo, Monaco

‘simple pleasures’ / Val de Loire, France

‘Ahead’ – Limited Edition (also available in colour) / Boston

‘A quiet mystery, Part I’ / Hakone, Japan

‘Stranger in Hiroshima’ – Limited Edition / Japan

‘Sundays in Bogota’

 

For all Purchase Enquiries, please contact Tram@thelessismore.com

 

New Zealand – Part 1 (North Island)

It was a trip of a lifetime.  We have been planning for months and finally the day has arrived when we were ready to take off on a two day journey from Bogota to New Zealand.  The plan was to spend approximately three weeks travelling around the country on a motorbike starting in the North Island then making our way down to the South Island where our journey will end.  We touched down in Auckland on a Saturday afternoon and after a very long journey and given the 16 hours difference, we were completely exhausted to say the least.  So, the best thing was to rest and get a good night sleep as our adventures start the very next morning.  After a very well rested evening, we started bright and early with the first leg of the three week tour leaving Auckland for Tairua.  We packed our belongings onto the Harley Davidson bike that was rented there in Auckland and set off on probably the best adventure of our lives.  I still remember that incredible initial feeling when we set off into the sunlight, both excited for what is to come but not sure what to expect.

 

That first leg was absolutely fresh, new and so exciting.  After spending a night in Tairua, the next day we left for Rotorua where it is famous for the Hobbinton Village and then onto Gisborne thereafter.

HOBBINTON VILLAGE

Gisborne was so breathtaking.  Our hotel was the Ridge House which sits on a cliff overlooking the vast coastline.  This is certainly a surfers paradise and early mornings are the best time to go as it was so beautiful to watch the surfers immersed themselves in the impending waves.  I really enjoyed Gisborne, probably my favourite city on the North Island of New Zealand.

VIEW FROM THE RIDGE HOUSE

COASTLINE OF GISBORNE

Then on to the last stop on this side of the country which was the magical Lake Taupo.  It was the longest and most wonderful part of our journey on the motorbike thus far because the weather was absolutely perfect and that was exactly what we were hoping for on a 350km journey from Gisborne to Lake Taupo.  Once arrived at the gorgeous Acacia Cliffs Lodge, there was the 2 day break we were waiting for.  Travelling on the motorbike is very exciting and amazing, but also extremely tiring.  We were at the mercy of the weather and up until this point, we had lovely weather with not even a drop of rain, so that part was wonderful but being on a bike did require a lot of concentration.  Up until this point, we were only spending one night at each passing town so being that this was the first 2 day break at this beautiful hotel, it was the perfect end to the North Island adventure as we were setting off to the South Side shortly thereafter.  Lake Taupo is so charming with lovely restaurants and shops but the best part of our stay was when we spent a day sailing around the lake.  It was so peaceful and a glorious end to what proved to be an unforgettable time in the North Island.

SAILING ON LAKE TAUPO

THE ACACIA CLIFFS LODGE

COMING UP NEXT, THE SOUTH ISLAND…

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Fue el viaje de la vida.  Lo habíamos planeado por meses y finalmente llego el día en el que despegamos de Bogota en un vuelo de dos días a Nueva Zelanda.  El plan era pasar aproximadamente tres semanas viajando alrededor del país en una moto empezando en la Isla del Norte hasta la Isla Sur, donde nuestro viaje terminaría.  Aterrizamos en Auckland un Sabado por la tarde completamente exhaustos por decir lo menos después de un viaje muy largo y considerando también la diferencia de 16 horas.  Lo mejor que pudimos hacer fue descansar y dormir bien para preparamos para nuestras aventuras que empezaran la mañana siguiente.  Después de una noche en la que descansamos muy bien, empezamos muy temprano la primera etapa de la gira de tres semanas saliendo de Auckland para llegar a Tairua.  Pusimos nuestras pertenencias en la moto Harley Davidson que alquilamos en Auckland y partimos hacia la que seria probablemente la mejor aventura de nuestras vidas.  Todavía recuerdo esa increíble sensación inicial cuando salimos a la luz del sol, ambos emocionados por lo que estaba por venir, pero sin estar seguros de que esperar.

Esa primeraetapa fue absolutamente fresca, nueva y emocionante.  Después de pasar una noche en Tairua, al dia siguiente nos fuimos a Rotorua que es famosa por la Hobbinton y llegamos luego a Gisborne.

HOBBITTON VILLAGE

Gisborne es impresionante.  Nuestro hotel era el Ridge House que se encuentra en un acantilado con vista a la costa, muy vasta.  Es sin duda un paraíso para los surfistas, el mejor momento para ir es muy temprano en la mañana, ya que es muy hermoso ver a los surfistas inmersos en las olas.  Realmente disfrute Gisborne, probablemente mi ciudad favorita en la Isla Norte de Nueva Zelanda.

VISTA DESDE LA CASA RIDGE

COSTA DE GISBORNE

La ultima parada en este lado del país fue el mágico Lago Taupo.  Hasta ese momento, era parte mas larga y maravillosa de nuestro viaje en moto porque el clima fue absolutamente perfecto y eso era exactamente lo que teníamos la esperanza de encontrar en un viaje de 350km desde Gisborne hasta al Lago Taupo.  Una vez llegamos a la magnifica Acacia Cliffs Lodge, hicimos una muy esperada pausa de 2 días.  Viajar en moto es muy emocionante y sorpréndete, pero también extremadamente agotador.  Uno esta a merced del clima aunqueero hasta este punto habíamos gozado de un clima preciosa con ni siquiera una gota de lluvia, así que todo fue maravilloso pero estar en una moto requiera mucha concentración.  Hasta ese momento solo habiamos pasado una noche en cada ciudad de paso, así que en este hermoso hotel pasamos nuestra primera pausa de dos días, fue el final perfecto para la aventura de la Isla de Norte, ya que partiríamos para el Lado Sur en breve después de eso.  El Lago Taupo es encantador con restaurantes y tiendas atractivos, pero la mejor parte de nuestra estancia fue cuando pasamos un día navegando alrededor del lago.  Fue unfinal tranquilo y un glorioso de lo que resulto ser un momento inolvidable en la Isla Norte

VELA DEL LAGO TAUPO

ACACIA CLIFFS LODGE

 

LLEGANDO DESPUÉS, LA ISLA SUD

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Spanish Translation by Assistant Editor, Angelica Carvajal

 

 

Available Prints

“A quiet Mystery” Part II – Hakone, Japan

“A quiet Mystery” Part III – Hakone, Japan

“A quiet Mystery” Part IV – Hakone, Japan

“Girls and our Flowers” – Bogota, Colombia

“silencio” – Costa Rica

“Half Rage” Costa Rica

“Curiosity” – Santiago, Chile

“Afternoon Siesta” – House of Morande, Chile

“All in Common” – New Hampshire

“Happiness” in Colour – Boston, Massachusetts

For all Purchase Enquiries, please contact Tram@thelessismore.com

 

Margarita Diaz del Castillo

I recently had the pleasure of working with Margarita Diaz del Castillo and her gorgeous one of a kind hats and headwear pieces.  The shoot was one of my favourites featuring one of the nicest and certainly, most beautiful person to photograph, Laura C Pan.  We had so much fun (minus the traffic) running around Bogota to various locations including some of my hidden places that I love to photograph at.  Here are some of the shots to share with you:

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Photography:  by Tram D Martinez

Designer:  Margarita Diaz del Castillo at www.MargaritaDiazdelCastillo.com

Model:  Laura C Pan

Location:  Bogota, Colombia