All right, here we go. This is the third and last story from the Azores and the Camp Archipelago back in April this year. It’s been an amazing time full of unforgettable moments, breathtaking places, emotional concerts, deep talks, cozy bonfire nights, yoga sessions, amazing shoots, crazy parties, crying, laughing and so much love. We all started the week as strangers and finished it as friends with huge bear hugs and goosebumps on our arms (I wrote a little bit more about it here). However, I’m super glad that it wasn’t the last time and I’m able to travel to the beautiful Azores again next April to join the team of the Camp Archipelago for some crazy madness (you probably notice how excited I am, and that’s totally okay, since I really can’t wait to spend an amazing time there again).

Now, the last story – or rather short story – from the Azores is about Aleksandra and Michal, an amazing couple from Poland that easily braved the rough sea and stormy weather. And again, I was literally in photographer’s heaven, since we were sourrounded by black rocks and black sand, dark clouds and somewhere behind them a beautiful sunset that covered them in warm evening light. It was an absolutely magical atmosphere. But what made it truly amazing, were the two of them. This is what I realised after almost every shoot over the last month, sometimes at locations that are considered as rather normal or even boring, sometimes at breathtakingly stunning places where literally everyhting turnes out so called “epic”. But honestly, the location doens’t matter at all. It’s always the people who make something special and unique, never the location itself. I mean, for sure I love those places where kind of everything looks awesome and it boosts the likes on Instagram, but If I or we as photographers think that these photos are more special or in any way better, we’re fooling ourselves. Indeed, it’s easy to create beautiful and sometimes absolutely stunning photographs and they are awesome for marketing purposes, but it always involves the danger that these photos lack character and don’t do justices to the people we’re photographing. So somehow, this is a rather self-critical blog post, but I think it’s an important one. So finally, let’s keep this in mind: It’s always about the people, never about places.