El Paradon, Guatemala

El Paradon, Guatemala- The Mystical Yoga Farm has begun to develop another property in the sleepy beach town of El Paradon. Right on the beach, waking up for the surf in the morning is a daily ritual. The sun comes up and you begin to hear the waves over the dunes.

I experimented with some long exposures using my tripod on the beach

Starting your day with yoga while watching the surf build was great.  

The local surfers were pretty rad. It was cool to be able to share my photos with them. They were so stoked to see pictures of themselves. 

Chuck just looks like a surfer. 

Scott was a great host. What's better then a massage on the beach? He's also done some of the art at the property. 

Henry and Crissy are such a rad couple and again were great tour guides. 

There wasn't much going on in town during the weekend with school being out. 


SAFE's 7 Year Anniversary with DJ Sprinkles

Miami, FL- SAFE Celebrated its seven year anniversary with a special all night long set by DJ Sprinkles at The Electric Pickle. The Electric Pickle is kind of a challenging place to shoot since it is one of the darkest clubs there is. The music was great and the crowd was into it. Things got weird. Check out the full gallery over at New Times.

Diego Martinelli & DJ Sprinkles

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala- During my stay at the Mystical Yoga Farm I was able to travel around to a few different towns on the lake. I spent the most time in the town of Santiago, but also spent a day in San Pedro and San Marcos.

The smoke rises from Santiago as its people light their breakfast fires. 

The town of Santiago was holding a big festival to celebrate one of their saints the first weekend I was there. 

The ferris wheel looked really unsafe and it revolved faster then any other ferris wheal I have seen. 

The operator used pedals to control the tractor motor that powered the wheel.

At 6'4 I stood out amongst a crowd of dancing drunk Guatemalans averaging 5 ft. 

You will find dogs are often left on the street to fend for themselves, but there are a few that are kept close as pets.

The lake supposedly has been rising a meter every year and it's obvious when you arrive in San Pedro. 

We visited the Yoga Forest when we had a day in San Marcos. It is located up in the hills of the town with great views and a great vibe.

Some of the various things they sell around the lake