About the Book
My name is Thierry. I feel my story represents all of those individuals who have given way to their passions and adventures, and who have had the courage to change direction mid stream
in search of a more fulfilling life.
I have had two significant discoveries that have altered my course - kitesurfing and the wonderful island of Anguilla, an unobtrusive
island resting in the Caribbean. Through my kitesurfing, I've discovered many countries and many friends, some who have become the nearest and dearest to my heart.
However my greater passion, even more important than my love of kiting, has been my personal discovery of this lost paradise in
It was in 2000, when I was tired of my life as an entrepreneur in Paris. I saw a limited future in a country, plagued, at the time, by ignorance and hypocrisy. It was this reason that I decided to embark on my very own world tour. Through random travel forums, I discovered the island of Anguilla, where kitesurfing, the sport that I had come to know and love, was non existent.
So now it was time. I had to choose my first destination for this round-the-world tour, so it was only natural that Anguilla would be my starting point.
I arrived in December of 2002 for two glorious weeks. I returned again in September of 2003. To me, I'd hit the jack pot - I'd found paradise and had no intentions of leaving.
For three years, with Anguilla as my base, I traveled often for my photos and for my sport. Honing my skills and passing a great deal of time in airports, my heart remained on my tiny island and it would be there that I would take in my last breath.
Unpretentious, I wanted to share with you the unconditional love
I have for this unique island. With energy so pure and filled with such a gracious community, Anguilla has proven to be an ideal home for me... continue...
My name is Thierry Dehove, I am a professional photographer based out of Delray Beach, Florida. Professionally trained in Paris and recognized worldwide (see below for credentials and education), I specialize in photography for industry leading brands and publications. My images have graced the covers of widely-read magazines, and have been instrumental in enhancing print and digital marketing for large companies and niche companies with high-net worth clientele.