Faro De Jose Ignacio
These two images are part of a small swimwear story I shot in 2005 in Uruguay.
The lighthouse in the background is Faro de Jose Ignacio (Lighthouse of Jose Ignacio) a little further up the coast from Punta Del Este, where I was staying.
I absolutely loved Uruguay!
The whole vibe, feel and culture of Uruguay was joyous.
Situated on the South Eastern coast of South America it is sandwiched between Argentina to the south and Brazil to the North.
In fact so dwarfed by these two huge countries their national identity seemed to have moulded by their close proximity.
Everyone just seemed to be chilled and relaxed.
It almost seemed like a knowledge of their small nation size simply gave them the confidence to be just themselves without feeling the need to compete, apart from in football of course!