Panama has a rich and complicated history with the United States. Some of it is good, some of it is not. One of the things I believe everyone agrees on, on a positive note, is that the houses the US Army left behind throughout their former military bases are jewels. They are bright, airy, fresh, and –I’ve heard– are somehow resistant against humidity; something I am terribly obsessed with. I have lost one too many shoes to mold.
Sofia and Carlos –whom everyone calls “Pecho”– live in one of these said houses about half an hour away from Panama City, in a place called Gamboa in the Province of Colón. She’s an architect and furniture designer and Pecho is a sound engineer. That already makes for a great combination, in terms of living space and decor. Photographing the homes of creative couples or individuals is something I find incredibly interesting, as I’ve mentioned before.
So, with the purpose of creating more inspiring content for A Constellation while also showcasing the work of a local designer, Jose and I trekked out to Gamboa one afternoon, drank some Rosé with Sofia and Pecho, and took some photos during golden hour. It pretty much doesn’t get any better than that. Working at Apartamento magazine must be #goals!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos below as much as I enjoyed taking them, and please check out Sofia’s work and Instagram for more of her designs. She’s truly talented!
Thanks for reading!
Photos by me.