For those of you in New York, Photographer Anne Menke is having an opening and an exhibition for her book See the World Beautiful at the Clic Gallery through November 10. Her photography is beautiful and from what I’ve seen of her new book, I wouldn’t pass up seeing the prints in person!
Traveling the globe to shoot fashion spreads, German-born photographer Anne Menke has captured beautiful people on almost every continent. In her new book, See the World Beautiful, out this month, Menke explores just how fashion and art collide by training her lens on indigenous cultures across the world. Complete with a forward by Tommy Hilfiger, Menke’s tome displays joyous pilgrimages in India, festivals in Mongolia, and harvests in the Andes, capturing the interconnectedness of these seemingly disparate cultures. She explains the ethos behind her work simply: “Beauty is happiness. Happiness is beauty. You can find it anywhere, but it helps to have a good pair of flip flops and a Pentax 6-7.”
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The book is currently available via AMAZON. I say currently because there are only 4 left in stock…soon to be 3.
I recently met Anne and her husband Johann Ackermann, who own the Teitiare Estates in Sayulita, Mexico where Tahanee and I went on our honeymoon. We stayed at Casa Ninamu, and the experience was one we’ll never forget (I’ll post photos soon). Anne and Johanne were terrific hosts and made us feel completely at home from day one. I hope we can go back again soon. Sayulita is an incredible place and far removed from the typical tourist experience. I encourage anyone and everyone to visit if they can.