BARU BEACH

Baru Beach is just shy of an hour outside Cartagena (Colombia) and home to Playa Blanca, a white sand beach with clear Caribbean waters. The gorgeous beach couldn’t be kept a secret for long and soon enough it evolved from an untouched paradise visited by local islanders to the tourist-facing, beach hawking mecca it has become today. A beautiful place characterised by beautiful people, despite being completely full of tourists complaining about the “overwhelming local hustlers”. This is a a personal journal that reflects how Colombians live and conduct their lives in such a Caribbean tourist trap. These photographs represent the reality of the locals. They work hard for a living; still far below average compared to the holiday goers.