A beautiful new photo exhibition opened last weekend at The Art & Soul Gallery in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica (located in Plaza Solar next door to Kina Surf Shop). The exhibition lasts until the end of May and features the work of the very talented and free-spirited photographer – Ali Kaukas.
Ali is originally from the beautiful green mountains of Vermont. She lives for 6 months of the year here in Santa Teresa, and every year brings with her a huge smile, her camera and an infectious love of life… a trait that is clearly reflected in all her photos.
As well as snapping life, landscapes and wildlife in Vermont and Santa Teresa, Ali works as a wedding photographer and as the official photographer of the Wanderlust Festivals in Australia and New Zealand. Every year she spends a large part of her time traveling the world, taking photos.
I asked Ali about what inspires her in her work, and this is what she had to say…
“What excites me most is what I don’t know. The unknown, the unseen, the unheard. Seeking new experiences that expand this life. Making me think, making me move, falling straight into that groove. Dancing with life as it falls in front of me. And doing this all with my camera by my side. The sweet spot for me is being in those moments when I am fully engaged with what is going on in front of me and I am there with my camera moving with it. Present to life as it unfolds.”
If you would like to know more about Ali and her work, check out her Facebook page -(https://www.facebook.com/ali.kaukas) and follow her on instagram (@allliiibaba).
And if you have not done so yet, make sure you visit the Art & Soul Gallery in Santa Teresa. The Gallery puts on exhibitions throughout the year, giving the many talented local artists the opportunity to display their work.