On a shoot in Todos Santos, Mexico, I discovered a colorful game called Loteria, which is Mexican Bingo. I knew I wanted to use that in a photo so, at lunch one day, I fell in love with the surface of the table where we were eating and added my room key, Polaroids I had snapped, and a margarita—capturing the feeling of Mexico in a less expected way. Here are similar travel still lifes taken in Saint Lucia and French Polynesia.
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. ISO 160, F/5.6, 1/200th. Focal length 58mm.