Maria in Phuket, Thialand

Last weekend I hopped on a plane from Bangkok to visit and old friend, a French girl I worked alongside during my design days at Quiksilver. She lived in France, and we chatted frequently, but only met a few times. She invited me down, and I couldn't pass it up! We had a blast, I snorkled, went in a waterfall, motorbiked around and saw the Big Buddha. The Panang Curry was my favorite Southern dish. Epic times.

While on the island of Phuket, I decided to squeeze in a photoshoot. I messaged Maria, a local girl through instagram. Maria is a Russian babe who up and moved from her home town to Thailand with out any connections, or ability to speak Thai or English, the two most common languages, She quickly learned from her job as a photographer on a tour boat with an all Thai crew. Hell yes, she is an inspiration!

I enjoyed taking her photos or the RISING BLUE + PREMANITA LINGERIE collab. Enjoy!