Brooklyn-based photographer Matthew Taplinger recently traveled to Jamaica and made some beautiful pictures.
I’ve been a bit consumed with Jamaican culture since a friend introduced me to real reggae/dub music nearly a decade ago. Upon arriving in Negril with my wife,¬†we were immediately absorbed in the sensory overload of vibrant colors and sounds,¬†and knew we had come to the right place. We stayed at a small, open-minded spot¬†up in the cliffs and met some true characters right off the bat. Two of them,¬†Chemist and Derek, turned out to be freelance tour guides (among other things…),¬†and took us on separate day excursions to the countryside and the outer edges of town,¬†worlds away from the all-inclusive resorts that dot the city’s famed ‘7 Mile Beach’.¬†These are some of the righteous individuals and moments we experienced during¬†our week in Negril.
See more photos on Matthew’s blog.