After the catalog shoot ended, the crew packed up and went back to New York. I wasn’t ready to go home yet. I left the safari camp down a dusty road and boarded a prop-jet to the island of Zanzibar. It was a major stop on the spice route, known for its cloves. Zanzibar was also the birthplace of Freddy Mercury. Every afternoon at high tide, a group of boys jump off the pier in Stone Town’s Forodhani Gardens. My kind of place.

Savanna Style

In addition to a travel diary, I shot a little behind the scenes of J. Crew’s latest catalog shoot in Tanzania. One of my favorite fashion photographers Cass Bird did all the main shots of the lovely Liya Kebede. I filled in with some weird photos. The whole thing was pretty surreal.