About the Book
Anyone who has visited Tulum, Mexico, is familiar with the magic displays of the sky in this beautiful part of the world. In fact, before moving to Mexico, back when I was a visitor myself, it's what I used to miss about Tulum the most – daily sunset entertainment offerings. This is the reason why I decided to create a book out of my photo collection – to make a keepsake of earth and sky for everyone who loves Tulum, majestic beauty of nature and landscape photography. This compilation includes my favorite shots from the Sunset series of photographs I took in 2009-10. The book comes in two different sizes - 8"x10" and 11"x13".
As places of natural beauty are disappearing from our planet with increasing speed, I hope my photographs can serve as a reminder of those rare locations in the world which are still intact, ones we can still preserve and use as an example of future possibilities. I hope you enjoy the collection and use the book to help spread the word about conservation of Tulum's ecological ideals.
Born in Minsk, Belarus, Anna grew up in former Soviet Union where years of dance and ballet training began to shape her future interest in photography. During teenage years her family immigrated to United States as political refugees. While learning the workings of the Western capitalist system, Anna’s creative expression shifted to the more solitary activity of drawing and painting. During university years at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Anna continued to moonlight as an illustrator, creating technical architecture and archeology pen-and-ink drawings for books and magazines. Later she transferred to Columbia College in Chicago and graduated with a BA in graphic design and photography. After a successful decade-long career in advertising, she felt unfulfilled and began modest exploration of acting and creative writing courses at University of Chicago. The resulting inner discoveries led to a graduation from commercial life and a subsequent move to Tulum, Mexico, in 2010.