I returned from Bhutan after 2 days flying, just in time for Vicente's book signing. Needless to say, I was delirious with fatigue, 12 hours jet lag, after 3 weeks with barely enough cold water for washing, trekking in mud and very little sleep. Let's just say I did not make the most glamorous image, thankfully both Ania and Estera who entirely organized the event looked absolutely fabulous!!
I was really looking forward to spending a little time with Vicente as I am a huge fan of his work. I also feel a special connection to his lifestyle as we both share the same unquenchable passion for immersing ourselves in world cultures through travel. Part of Vicente's book covers his own travels to Bhutan and we shared some of our experiences.
I am sifting through hundreds of photographs from my trip to Bhutan which I cannot wait to share with you. It is truly a country with a soul, rough, extraordinarily beautiful which does not open itself freely to the ones who adventure on its ground. The lessons I've learned during the endless hours trekking through forest and mountains are a treasure to me.
My team welcoming Vicente Wolf
The evening started with book signing
Catching up with Sean Low of The Business of Being Creative blog
Introducing Vicente for his "questions and answers"
The audience, mostly designers and architects were very involved and asked very specific questions. Vicente was absolutely wonderful, very open, shared his experiences and his know how, even in terms of finance, contracts etc...
Vicente and friend Sean Low
If you have not already done so, I would encourage you to invest in his book Lifting the Curtain on Design. I read it cover to cover. It is a wonderful narrative of his traveling experiences as well as his inspirations, work methods. As always, his photographs are superb.