Marie Claire UK | October 2015

The October 2015 Edition of Marie Claire is out on the shelves in the UK and several of my images are published as part of a Brazil travel story. Not all the images published are mine, but they used one of my images as the opening page, which is quite cool. Unfortunately they credited me as Kerry Murphy, not Kerry Murray, but as the issue is already out, there´s nothing to be done about that… maybe I should consider a name change? 😉 Click HERE to see my original images taken in Salvador da Bahia at the end of last year.   

Travel photography Salvador da Bahia Brazil

Salvador da Bahia | Brazil

The last stop on our Bahian roadtrip was the capital city, Salvador da Bahia… we took the ferry boat across from Itaparica and spent 3 days in the city. Salvador had been on my wish list for a very long time and it´s always a bit of a strange experience finally arriving in a place that you´ve dreamed so long of visiting. Of course, it´s never the same as you dreamt it, these things never happen when or how you expect them to… I had envisioned a smaller city, not so busy and certainly hadn´t expected to see as many tourists….

Boipeba Island Bahia Brazil

Boipeba Island, Bahia | Brazil

Boipeba island was definitely the highlight of our trip and I could have easily stayed here a week or more. In the end we did stay longer than planned and cut Morro de São Paulo out of our itinerary which I think was one of the best last-minute decisions we made. This island is incredible, it feels as though you´ve stepped back in time… there are no cars, only horses and donkey carts. The town is small and everything is within walking distance. Kids and dogs roam free in the streets, safe from speeding traffic (because there isn´t any). The beaches…

Travel photography Bahia Brazil

Barra Grande, Bahia | Brazil

Our time in Bahia was always hot and mostly rainy… that tropical kind of rain that comes suddenly, drenches everything and then disappears as fast at it arrived, leaving everything to steam dry in the sun. We left Itacaré and headed north on the Peninsula de Marau, destination: Barra Grande. The road is dirt and was in pretty good condition as we started, but after about 10 km it got worse and worse… combined with the rain and speeding devil-trucks it wasn´t long before we were driving on a slippery potholed excuse for a road. You know those National Geographic documentaries that…

Travel photography Itacare Bahia Brazil

Itacaré, Bahia | Brazil

Towards the end of last year we had the opportunity to travel to Brazil for work and decided to make a road-trip of it. The work part was just a few days but we booked 2 weeks, hired a car and hit the road in the state of Bahia… starting off in Ilheus and ending up in the capital, Salvador de Bahia. This experience was, in a word, life-changing. Well technically, that was two words… and it all sounds really dramatic, like I´m not the same person I was before I left, but I feel like we learnt so much and…