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Banyan Tree, Seychelles

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Banyan Tree, Tamouda Bay, Morocco

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Kempinski Resort, Seychelles

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New York City

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Doha Skyline

West Bay skyline, Doha, Qatar. Karl Blackwell, travel photographer, hotel and resort photography, London, Berlin, Dubai

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Raffles Resort, Praslin

 

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Views of and from the 139th floor, and images from street level.

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Istanbul

Istanbul 2016

Istanbul 2016

Istanbul 2016

Istanbul 2016

Istanbul 2016

Istanbul 2016

Istanbul 2016

Istanbul 2016

Istanbul 2016

 

 

Jannah Hotels, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi for a photo-shoot of Jannah Hotels. This was predominantly a lifestyle shoot, the brief being to capture the “Karim”, or butlers, doing what they do so well.

All photos ©Karl Blackwell. All rights reserved.

Four Seasons Resorts

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Sheraton Doha Resort and Conference hall.

Sheraton- Doha-4251000Sheraton- Doha-358Sheraton- Doha-308Sheraton- Doha-44Sheraton- Doha-531Earlier this year I spent a week in Doha, on a A 5-day F&B shoot for Sheraton Doha Resort and Conference hall.

The hotel, known as the “Pyramid of the Gulf” was Qatar’s first five-star hotel, opened in 1982, and houses nine restaurants. Boasting 371 rooms and 26 conference rooms it is still, in many ways the landmark of Doha and still, even after 33 years feels quite futuristic inside.

An indication of the size and scale of the resort is that Mark Ronson brought his Uptown Funk to town for a gig (with support) on the beach, all within the hotel grounds. A pretty good way to finish off the shoot.

La Digue, Seychelles

I spent a week in May on the island of La Digue.  28 years ago when I first visited the island, the third most populous of the Seychelles’ 115 islands, there was no motorised transport whatsoever. You had the choice of walking, cycling or taking an Ox and cart. Today, while the bicycle is still the most popular mode of transport, you’ll notice 4WD taxis and countless construction vans and lorries, servicing the new hotels and guesthouses, as La Digue tries desperately to keep pace with the demands of the tourists. Among the inhabitants who’ve witnessed these changes is Violette (pictured below); octogenarian mother of 16.

Nonetheless this is still an idyllic island; a beautiful place with some of the world’s most attractive beaches, and a different pace of life altogether to the larger islands in the Seychelles. Thanks above all to Selby Pool who assisted me for much of my time on the island.tin house, seychellesportrait, elderly lady, la digueportrait, la digue, seychellesbikes, seychelles, la diguepig, la digue, seychellesbikes, la digue, seychelles

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