One camera, one lens and a 50 minute stroll produced this quick “snapshot” of Tokoriki Island Resort.

Such was its appeal that even at the end of six back-to-back assignments, when the last thing I wanted to do was more photography, I just couldn’t help myself 😊.

Stunningly designed, beautifully landscaped, tastefully decorated and super friendly staff. Well deserving of the consecutive awards it keeps taking out as Fiji’s top boutique property.

(The desaturated style I shot to is in keeping with the property’s existing imagery)

We went there for dinner at the end of the Sheraton shoot, and I returned for coffee the next morning thinking I’ll just take a few quick pics of the cute little church while I’m there……

I’ve just wrapped up a particularly productive 10 day shoot for the Sheraton in Fiji. Two properties – The Sheraton Tokoriki Island Resort and The Fiji Sheraton.

The Brief: Concentrate on activities and lifestyle shots as the main resort’s about to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation. We’re shooting mainly for the family market so include plenty of kids having a good time.

Here’s a short preview of some of the pics:

Next Stop: The Solomon Islands (Phew, the last of six back-to-back assignments).

I’m just winding up a shoot for Loloata Private Island Resort – about an hour out of Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby.

The main feature was the pool area, the surrounding dive sites and, I’m afraid, those damn desserts which saw the death of my 19-day-old Keto diet.

It was a productive shoot. Here’s a small selection of the images captured:

I’m just back from a 12 day cruise to PNG with Coral Expeditions – and what a pleasure it was. From Cairns, up through the country’s eastern islands and along its north-coast as far as the Sepik River, finishing up in Madang.

Here’s a short preview of some of the images captured.

It wasn’t even a commission. I was there for a few days doing a press-check on my new coffee table book, and I barely remembered to take a camera with me on the way out.

But, as you can see, it ended up getting a fair workout.

What an amazing city – the colonial buildings, the modern architecture, the food, the incredible Gardens by the Bay, the pot-pouri of cultures – China Town, Little India. Just a delight to photograph (and I hardly got started).

Following is a short preview of some of the photographs we’ve uploaded to the new Singapore Gallery in my commercial photo library (www.davidkirklandphotography.com).

I’ll look forward to returning in 2020.

Next Stop: A cruise assignment of Papua New Guinea with Coral Expeditions. I leave next week.

I’m just back from an assignment of Fiji with South Sea Cruises, and I’m frantically getting ready to head to Singapore to press check my next coffee table book.

A week back and it’s off to Papua New Guinea on another cruise assignment (Coral Expeditions), followed by a resort shoot while I’m up there, then an assignment in the Solomon Islands which should see me done for what has been a pretty busy year.

Here’s a short preview of the productive cruise shoot I just returned from (largely due to a clear Brief, a comprehensive Shot List and, thankfully, good weather):