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Newburyport Photographer ~ Travel Photography from Perú

Peru was my 44th country on the travel list. And before last year it wasn’t even on my radar. My friend Rob decided one of his bucket list trips was the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and enlisted me to trek it with him. 2014 was a breakout year for KLP so I really didn’t have any time to plan before I headed down to Lima in mid-January. The only thing we had booked was the four day trek itself (as there are only 500 trekking permits allowed and they sell out well in advance) and the rest, as usual, I knew I would just figure out as I went along. I flew into Lima a few days ahead of Rob and then made my way down to Cusco to begin acclimatizing. At 11,152 feet above sea level, you definitely need a few days to take it easy and adjust. I’m going to talk about the trek and what it’s like to travel solo too at this coming Saturday’s (4/11/15) Pop Up Studio Event as a new member of Newburyport ArtWalk. During the talk I’ll be unveiling a slideshow of images from this recent five and half week journey. There will be three framed Fine Art Prints on display as well as some sample Velvet Fine Art photographs for those interested. And best of all? We’ll be serving up real Peruvian Pisco Sours* too! I scored the recipe with detailed preparation instructions from Peru’s Pisco connoisseur, Han Hilburg of El Pisquerito, whom I had the pleasure of staying with my last week in this South American culinary capital city. If you’re in the Newburyport area, come by and check out more on Travel + Photography at KLP.  Studio opens at 5PM and talk begins at 6PM. If you are on Facebook and would like to see more about Saturday’s event click here. *Note: Pisco Sours while they last!

So here is a sneak peek. I fell in love with Lima and even changed my flight during my final week to stay a few more days as I was also in no hurry to get back to snowy New England. The images here were shot at their El Circuito Mágico del Aqua at Parque de la Reserva – a beautiful water park that was full of locals enjoying the warm summer night. It really was magical. I love night shooting. And hearing the laughter of the children playing in the active fountains was contagiously fun. Saludos a Perú!

“I am very much about promoting Lima because I think Peru and the mountains and the Incas, everybody is aware of those, but Lima is something that people should discover – especially our food.”  ~  Mario Testino

Lima Water Park

Water Fountain in Lima

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“One’s destination is never a new place, but a new way of seeing things.”  ~  Henry Miller

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