I have been desperate to visit Florida ever since I watched four seasons of Miami-set Dexter.At night I literally had dreams about pink and turquoise hotels, tropical foliage and neon lights. And what do you know: I got a job offer which involved shooting in various foreign countries. The client was open to suggestions, of course I proposed Miami - and they went for it!
Miami was everything I thought it would be and more. In a sense it seems to be a dead city: barely any life in the streets. Not so different from lots of other American cities, and not a place I'm tempted to live. But the look of this place is magical. Right now it's definitely in my top five favorite places to photograph: tropical but ultra American at the same time.
We took a quick trip down to Key Largo and it was stunning. The turquoise bridge that leads you there cuts through a gator infested wetland, with eagles soaring over it. Key Largo itself is somewhat dilapidated and gritty, which I love: even though every other building has a sunset painted on it, and even the churches are candy colored, it still doesn't feel like a Disney theme park. These two days driving around the Miami area were a horrible tease: I can't wait to go back.
Crossing the bridge from Key Largo to Miami