Pura Vida

by Hollie Fernando

Pura Vida is a photo story of a two week road trip across Costa Rica, documenting the diverse environmental contrast from coast to coast in eco-friendly and hand-made clothing, shot on analogue film.

“Pura Vida is a phrase that you will hear and see everywhere in Costa Rica. The English translation means pure or simple life. However, to the people of Costa Rica, it is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of living.”

A5 size 56 pages on uncoated, recycled paper
Print run limited to 100 copies.
Design by Katie Evans.


Hollie Fernando

Hollie Fernando is a London-based portrait photographer whose youthful work has a unique, ethereal beauty influenced by the pre-Raphaelite paintings of the 19th century.

She shoots often on film, lending a simplicity and sincerity to her work and an overall honest approach.