Likka, our photographer:
Here is Likka, one of the island's best photographers! Likka is a non professional photographer born in Brittany, France. She grew up by the sea and has always been passionate about nature and wildlife. She discovered photography after buying her first argentic reflex camera in New York City when she was 19. She practiced in the streets of the Big Apple, without knowing anything about technique, just capturing black and white pictures of whatever pleased her eye. She then came back to France, and learned technical tips little by little. It was during her travels to India where she learned about taking photos in colour, taking portraits and shooting life's simple scenes. She settled in the Caribbean in 2007 (Guadeloupe and St Martin FWI) and discovered an underwater playground. It became a real challenge for her to tame that extraneous wildlife and master underwater camerawork. She also works as a sailor which is why boats are one of her main photography subjects.
We met in St Maarten a few months ago at the Calmos Cafe, a very famous beach bar on the French Side of St Maarten. After talking about all of St Maarten's beauty, she started to take great photos for us.
Now you can follow her on her own website: www.likka-photos.com