I visited Dubrovnik, in Croatia earlier this year and continued my personal project: ‘6 hours, 6 faces’ whereby I take portraits of six people that best sum up the city / county I’m visiting.
I found Dubrovnik to be a fascinating city to be in, there’s a lot of culture and history as well as being incredibly beautiful, Dubrovnik overlooks the blue waters of the Adriatic sea, which alone is pretty dam special. I enjoyed meeting the locals and getting to know their culture alongside visiting the attractions such as the medieval city walls, offering beautiful views of the sea and the old town (the photo above was taken from walking the walls).
We did a tour of one of the other islands and before we sailed off I was able to take a portrait of the captain of the ship, while he proudly showed his guests the mussels they would all be eating later on that day for lunch.
While on the beach, I headed on over to speak to the guy selling fizzy drinks, while my friend sunbathed. We spoke about how quiet it was on the beach this time of the year (May) and how he traveled from Bosnia for work here, working only seven months out of the year when tourism goes into force. His T-Shirt shows his positive attitude to his situation, saying that he didn’t mind, that way he could spend the remaining months in Bosnia with his family.
This lady is the mother of the captain, part of the excursion we were on, included having lunch at the Captain’s mothers house, we were treated to a traditional Croatian meal, washed down with a lot of wine. Although she didn’t speak English very well, she was very welcoming to all guests and delighted that we would all dine with her.
I met this older gentleman while walking towards the forest, he said he was a retired tree surgeon, and nowadays he picks up tree bar, this is one of my favourite photos from that day.
I met this guy on his boat, as I walked along the pier, another friendly local I got speaking to.
Last but not least this is Marta, she was one of our tour guides on the boat, Marta along with the other tour guide, were incredibly fun to hang out with and accommodating to all guests, sending a HUGE thanks her way for such a great trip exploring the islands!
Keep an eye out for the next place I visit…