The latest edition of the sizzling Kingfisher Calendar is here to set 2018 on fire. Shot as always by ace photographer Atul Kasbekar, this one is taking you to Croatia, to admire its beautiful shores, of course.
After years of shooting across the sun-kissed tropics, Kasbekar picked Croatia. “It seemed like the right fit after its recent rise as a tourist destination,” Kasbekar told CNT. However, for the Kingfisher Calendar, Kasbekar went beyond the popular destinations of Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar, shooting instead in local favourite Istria. His team shot at the old fishing port of Rovinj, the 13th-century resort-town of Opatija, a group of 14 tiny islands called Brijuni and other charming locations across Croatia.
His favourite part of the trip? “The truffles,” he said. Kasbekar calls himself a truffle junkie, and hoarded on the rare white truffle, which is available in the country for barely three months. Any advice for those of us ready to dash to Croatia? “Skip Zagreb,” he suggests, or do a day-trip to the capital. To discover the quaint side of the country, travel around the northwest parts of Croatia. “There’s a little more peace and quiet, and the weather is still as beautiful.”
Of all the countries where the Kingfisher Calendar has been shot, does he have a favourite? “Mykonos. I haven’t experienced a light like that anywhere. It’s a work of art.” This one doesn’t look too bad, we say.