I am home. I am Anguilla. I am Aurora

I’m not a Tropical guy. I don’t do well in heat or humidity.

It’s just not my thing-especially when I’m out and about doing photography.

I think it has mostly to do with my roots of being a “Northerner”.

But often, despite my innate opposition and general disdain to and for sultry, steamy, and sticky destinations, these places find their way into the cracks, creases, and crevices of my heart and photographic psyche
Such was and is Anguilla.

Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean Sea, known for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and friendly people. It is located north of Saint Martin and east of Puerto Rico.

Anguilla has a population of about 15,000 and covers an area of 91 square kilometers. Anguilla is a popular destination for tourists who enjoy water sports, fishing, golfing, and relaxing in the sun.

Anguilla also has a rich culture, with influences from African, British, French, and Caribbean traditions. Some of the local specialties include lobster, conch, johnnycakes, and rum punch.

Most importantly, Anguilla is the home to the Aurora Anguilla Resort, managed by Salamander Collection-set on the idyllic white beaches of Rendezvous Bay.

I have been doing some recent re-editing of this property. My last visit here was about a year ago.
I remember it well as it was my first experience with the new iPhone 14 Pro Max camera. (note-I’m now shooting with the iPhone 15 pro max)
As I look at this work, in total, I’m completely wrapped up in a chaldron of emotions that screams story, intimacy, and beauty.


The Caribbean is probably not the first destination I would book a trip to, given a choice.
But this property, in particular, is elegant, refined, and playful and a welcomed retreat for any visitor, any time, any season.

Over a short week-long+ visit, I got more content than I normally do stars were aligned for me and my camera.
I can still hear, from my resort suite, the rolling tide, washing ashore. Ahhhhh.
For this moment in time, I am home. I am Anguilla. I am Aurora.



Jack Hollingsworth