There’s something special about Islands. The vibe, the air, the people… It’s a feeling that gets to me every single time when ‘I have arrived’. Although every Island is somehow different, the energy remains the same. It doesn’t have anything to do with the beautiful nature in particular. It’s more about the vibration I sense.
No borders, no time.
Islands are limited but they’re united. People, animals, nature, they all work together. With their own set of conditions, life can evolve differently. There are no fake/invented borders. They are surrounded by the border of life. Our Ocean. People living on Islands just sit back and watch life. They watch life without having the feeling that the big dictator ‘Time’ is watching with them. Time is a concept. When the sun rises, a new day begins. When it sets, a new night begins. It’s as simple as that.
I always think it’s beautiful, yet painful seeing tourists forgetting time. A one-week escape from their busy lives. Taking of their watches, not scheduling every minute of the day. You can literally see a physical change. The realization that the sun doesn’t live by the clock and you don’t need to either, can change your entire perception.
That’s why I love Islands, they have the capacity to remind us what it’s like to just breathe. And to hear nothing but the waves and the wind.
A mix of images, in front and behind the lens, taken in Zanzibar.