Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Our last stop in Sri Lanka on our photo shoot trip was the town of Galle. The town of Galle is home to an exceptional 17th century World Heritage Dutch fort. Inside the Fort walls lies Sri Lankas oldest hotel that used to be called The Oriental. Since Aman took over and carefully restored every corner of this colonial masterpiece the hotel is called Amangalla. The 30 rooms and suites are all individually styled and restored to former glamour, many rooms even features original furniture.

At Amangalla one is immersed in the colonial atmosphere and transported to a different era. The hotel facilities include a spacious outdoor pool with cabanas and loungers, a spa with water circuit and treatments rooms. As for dining it takes place on the porch or in the dining room in the Zaal.

Early morning we set up the arrival shot when our Brazilian and Swedish models arrive in a classic grey Ambie greeted by Amangalla butlers and hostesses.

To take the shoot was quite a challenge because the light had to be perfect and just when the light conditions were ideal a few hundred children started to arrive to the next door school. Let's say we created a traffic chaos in the small town. But the curiosity of the locals and some assistance from the police made sure we could get that perfect shot. See below for the final result:

Our models enjoy Sri Lankan High Tea on the porch of Amangalla
The models in one of the beautiful top floor suites
The courtyard pool at Amangalla

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