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International Women's Day

International Women's Day

This #InternationalWomensDay, we look at the woman behind the lens.

From daily snapshots of the island to capturing memories for our guests, Maria Louw is Kokomo's resident photographer.

What is your role on Kokomo?

On-Island Photographer

What do you love about working on the island?

As a passionate photographer I love to create and am always trying to create something new. Becoming a mother made me even more aware of precious little details and the importance of capturing special moments and expressions that will be remembered forever. Kokomo fills me with inspiration. Every sunrise, every sunset, the palm trees, the turquoise water…. I am so fortunate to be able to work in this very special place!

What woman inspires you and why?

Marie Curie - Her research into radioactivity saved countless lives. She also won the Nobel Prize twice, in Physics and Chemistry. Her perseverance inspires many, especially since she was unable to attend university because of being a woman. She had to move to Paris just to continue her education.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet?

I would love to meet many of the recent phenomenal photographers that I personally follow. Berta Vicente Salas, Silvia Grav, Ana Cayuela, Dara Scully, Claire O´Keefe or Rocio Montoya to name a few. The images captured by these talents not only have a clear vision but also express that vision amazingly.