KORS COLLABORATIONS | Michael On

Murad Osmann &
Nataly Zakharova

10—08—13

 TO LIVE. TO LOVE. TO TRAVEL.

If you’ve ever daydreamed of escaping to a far away locale with a soul mate, log in to Instagram right now and follow @muradosmann. Then sit back and get ready to live vicariously through this vivid travel diary while planning your next getaway. (As you no doubt will because, trust us, wanderlust is extremely contagious). 

Murad Osmann, a photographer and executive producer at a Moscow-based film company, and his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova, a journalist, are the pair behind the photo series that’s taking Instagram by storm. Each photo, aptly hashtagged “Follow Me”, abides by a simple formula: Nataly in front, leads Murad by the hand towards a new adventure: down a street in Italy, into an infinity pool in Singapore, through a field of flowers in Austria. Osmann’s photos perfectly capture the delight of discovering a place for the very first time.

It all started in Barcelona in October 2011, when Zakharova, irked by Osmann’s obsession with subjecting every landmark to the camera lens, playfully grabbed his hand and tried to pull him forward. He took the photo anyway, thus marking the end of the conventional tourist snapshot.  

Recently, the jet setters have taken one of their favorite Michael Kors pieces, the Series 100 watch on a journey around the world. The watches were designed in partnership with the World Food Programme in an effort to help end world hunger. Each timepiece equals 100 meals*. Check out their photo series below then shop the watch.

#WatchHungerStop

*For every 100 Series watch sold, Michael Kors will donate US $25 to WFP. Please note that WFP does not endorse any product or service.

 

The thing about traveling we love most…
We love meeting new people. We’ve made some great friends on our trips. Discovering new places is also very fulfilling.

A city we’d love to visit next…
Paris.

A place we’d love to return to…
New York, New York, New York.

A #FollowMe story we love to tell…
In the beginning of all the hype around the project, Daily Mail posted an article about us. It was the most popular article on their website for several days. It was more popular and had more views than the news of Pope Benedict wanting to resign – the first Pontiff to do so in 600 years!

The mode of transportation we love…
We really love travelling by train, but we rarely have time for that.

A travel must-have we love…
For us it is the enormous number of cameras that we bring along.

Travel advice we love…
Nothing is impossible.

A vacation look we love…
It has to be something comfortable, stylish and bright.

Michael Kors pieces we love...
We love Michael Kors accessories, which we always take with us while traveling.

A road trip soundtrack we love…
Justin Nozuka, Kanye West, Jay Z, Sixto Rodriguez.

A photographer we love…
Helmut Newton.

A camera we love…
Canon 5D, Fuji X1 Pro.

An Instagrammer we love…
@mustafaseven.

A blog we love…
Nataly’s favorite is bryanboy.com Murad’s is mashable.com.

A museum we love…
The State Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, MoMA in New York, and the Louvre in Paris.

A film we love…
We love Scorsese’s movies.

A cuisine we love…
Italian.

A cocktail we love…
An Old Fashioned for Murad and Kir Royale for Nataly.

City or beach?
City for both of us.

Summer trip or winter trip?
It depends on the mood. Personally I love summer trips, Nataly loves winter.

Walking or riding?
Riding.

Bag check or carry-on?
We always wish for carry-on luggage, but we have too many things with us, so bag check is required.

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