Thailand | Koh Samui Island

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With its cobalt blue waters and honey-colored sands, coconut trees jutting forth from palm-fringed beaches, and small fishing villages and five-star resorts lining the coasts in every direction, Koh Samui is, by all standard and accepted definitions, an island paradise. It’s reputation with travelers and backpackers and attendees of countless destination weddings every year is pretty much unrivaled. And rightfully so. It’s beautiful. Trust me. I spent three full days doing little more than zigzagging the entirety of the Thai island on a motorbike and taking pictures for a photo essay for Fah Thai magazine, which you can see in the previous post. Here are some outtakes and personal favorites from the trip. Enjoy. And as always, you can see more of my travel photography on my website.

Coconut spa products at the Four Seasons in Koh Samui, Thailand.
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Overlooking the sea from the Six Senses Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand.
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Tearsheets | Coconuts in Koh Samui

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Last month, amidst a flurry of assignments in major metropolises across Asia, I was sent to Koh Samui in southern Thailand for Fah Thai Magazine for a few days of relative peace and calm to photograph the myriad ways the humble coconut is used in cooking, medicine, and daily life on the island. It was a nice respite. Almost a vacation of sorts. I simply rented a motorbike and drove around with my camera for three days, trying to cover as much ground as possible. INK Global is one of my favorite clients, and this job was a good example of why I love working with them so much–a fun story in a great location with beautiful design in the final publication. I’ll be back soon with some outtakes from my time on the island. But for now, here’s the spread.

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