Shooting aboard Puma’s Mar Mostro decked out in Puma sailing gear!

They asked me if shooting sailing was different from NYFW, I said no- it is actually exactly the same. There is a great intensity by all involved and I become completely invisible to them which allows me to dance in their world capturing the journey, experience and beauty of the true moment. From backstage at runways to the decks of world class sailboats, the story is the life and history that is happening and being created and my job is to capture a moment in time before it sails away in the sunset.

Setting Sail

Walking aboard Puma’s Mar Mostro, the swiftest sail boat in the world manned by the world’s very best sailors, is nothing short of exhilarating. This handmade carbon fiber boat can soar faster than the wind as these 5 teams battle in the most competitive and longest ocean race around the world. Spending the day out to sea with these guys was exhausting, I have no idea how they run this boat so intensely 24 hours a day for up to 30 days straight.

Tomorrow they leave port and head out to sea on the next leg of the Volvo Ocean Race

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Welcome to the Race Village

Breathing taking views of Abu Dhabi, stunning aquamarine waters, the Puma sailing team is hard at work prepping their speedy vessel the Mar Mostro while we get a glimpse inside their nautical world and that of Abu Dhabi’s sky rise-lined harbor…

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