The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

My photo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tinsmiths - Hojalateros

Yesterday, I picked up the marcos or frames I ordered a month ago from master tinsmith, Tomas Ricardo Santiago Pacheco and were they ever worth the wait. You can see for yourself. His Taller de Holajalateria Artesanal "Saley" is located in colonia La Cascada, which is on the north side of the city. I plan on returning and shooting the artisans working. Theirs is a a pretty remarkable story, like so many others here in Oaxaca. The folk art and crafts just keep amazing and inspiring me.The one over my bed.... no, there is not one on the ceiling. These are large mirrors, over one meter and just gorgeous.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice work!