Hi, my name is Yuri and I’m a nature and landscape photographer from the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica. I have a regular 8-5 job, but spend most of my spare time in the field, scouting new locations or chasing that perfect shot.
What’s this website about?
If you’re interested in seeing Dominica in a whole new way, through my photography, I’d be happy to share with you regularly.
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I wasn’t always into photography. In fact, my interest in the Arts started out in music. However, approximately 5 years ago, I was bitten by the photography bug and I’ve been shooting ever since.
Dominica is such a beautiful place and photography allows to showcase that beauty in a way that few other modes of Art can.
Photography gives me the ability to create a scene so vivid and realistic that you’d want to reach out and touch it. I can create a reality that you would want to walk right into.
Press and Projects
|March 2018||I was contracted by the New York Times to capture images of select areas around Dominica for an article to be featured in the Travel section of the print and digital newspapers. One of my images made the cover of the Travel section and other images were used throughout the article.|
|November 2017||After weeks of shooting and hours of editing, I released my second timelapse film “Dominica on the Move II”. The short film is just under 3 minutes long and features images features images all captured after Hurricane Maria.|
|October 2017||In October I released my first timelapse film called, “Dominica on the Move”. The video was well-received and garnered more than 27,000 views on Facebook.|
|August 2017||My photography book ‘Majestic and Magical’ was launched on August 31. I partnered with the UWI Open Campus to host the event and had a few large canvas prints on display, as well as the book available for sale. The event was well-attended and I concluded that it was a success!|
|Summer 2016||During the Summer of 2016, two well-known Caribbean websites picked up on my photo-book project and wrote beautiful articles about my work. You can view the articles here: Rum Shop Ryan and Caribbean Journal.
My biggest project to-date has been the compilation of my earliest images into a photo-book called Majestic and Magical: Come Explore the Nature Isle. It is a 144-page hardcover book with more than 130 images of Dominica.
I am currently raising funds to publish 500 copies of this book via crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. Please check out the project page to learn more about the book, the rewards available to you, and how you can help make it a reality.
|December 2015||In December 2015 I was humbled to be one of three local photographers whose works were accepted in the prestigious 10th FIAP Inter-Club World Photo Cup (read the article here.) Our images were ultimately exhibited in Athens, Greece as the best of those submitted.|
Getting in touch
I would love to hear from you with photo requests, questions, comments or feedback. Feel free to send a direct message through my Contact page here on the website.