#SavoyaMoments captures the small instants that make a new destination powerful & magical. Many times we are so busy with our travels and travel planning that we don’t have a moment to stop and appreciate what new place has to offer.
This campaign introduces emerging photographers with a virtual exhibit of their work, featuring some of the incredible locations where Savoya travels.
Alexandre Coelho Lima
Alexandre Coelho Lima is an architect and founding partner of Pitagoras Group, an international practice for architectural design. As part of the Pitagoras Group, Alexandre has won several awards, such as the Reddot Design Award for Best of the Best in 2013 with the Platform of Arts and Creativity in Guimarães. His passion for reinventing the simple and obvious spans beyond his architectural work, and is evidenced in his photography.
After joining Instragram in 2012, Alexandre discovered his passion for photography and began taking photos featuring his home country of Portugal. In 2018, he was named Best Instagramer of Portugal in 2017 by Gerador Magazine, as well as Best Instagramer of the Insties Gerador 2018. Find more of his photography on Instagram at @alexcoelholima.
By day, Bachir Moukarzel is a Lebanon-born, Dubai-based financial controller. Outside the office, he’s an award-winning pioneer of drone photography who uses the emerging technology to capture new perspectives and undiscovered angles. Bachir introduces us to his stunning adopted home from a dramatically different perspective, the bird’s eye view. With his unique take on Dubai’s history, culture and race for growth, he highlights the colors, shapes and dynamism of the city in a way that’s fresh, vibrant, and hard to pull away from.
Bachir stays at the forefront of drone capabilities as an instructor at Sanad Academy, the Middle East’s leading academy for drone certification and workshops. His work has been featured on the Daily Mail, CNN, Chrom.com, ZCheck Republic and local newspapers. More of his work can be seen on Instagram at @bachir_photo_phactory.
Raina Regan’s photography is inspired by her work to protect and preserve our architectural heritage. A historic preservationist for the U.S. government, she travels the country managing easements and exploring our country’s unique spaces – bringing us all along on her journeys through a beautifully curated Instagram feed. As an expert on architecture and historical preservation, her eye finds details most of us would never notice. Raina’s simple visuals celebrate from whence we’ve come and remind us that by understanding our past, we can more fully anticipate our future. She encourages us to look deeper, because, in the words of one image, “this place matters.”
Though her work currently has her based in Washington, D.C., Raina’s Midwest roots shine through in her carefully crafted images. Follow her on Instagram at @raiosunshine.