The Photographic Journal

Get Wet Tulum 

Essay 130 • Feb 13th 2017

I met my friend for all of twenty minutes outside of a tea spot in Silverlake about a year ago. I quickly learned she was a photographer and expat living in Tulum. She told me if I ever came for a visit that I would be welcome to stay with her, and so a year later, I did and now know why so many people travel from all over the world to land on Tulum's sandy shores.

During my stay, I was most captivated by the cenotes that peppered the coast. These dreamy clear water caves that came in a variety of settings. She offered to model for me and so we set off to Dos Ojos Cenote with my film cameras in tow. It was difficult getting shots in this very public and conservative place, but we managed anyway. It wouldn't have been as much fun if we weren't breaking at least a few rules! 

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Dominoe Farris is an LA based photographer who is inspired to photograph the bright souls she meets along the way. In an effort to incorporate her other passion that is painting, she often hand colors and tints her photos, transforming them into wildly colorful reflections of the subjects she captures.Instagram | Website