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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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Shot Of the Day (one of them)

I am just going over a week or two of photos after visiting many villages, markets, churches and archaeological sites as I was taking folks on day trips. Went to Tlacolula a couple of times and the market there is one of the best no matter if it Sunday, market day, or not.I left this shot large if you click on it, because it has so much information, from the woman's face, her outfit, the full range of colors, the wonderful mezcal sign, right down to the electrical meters incorporated into the painting.


Noble said...

Was hoping that poster was dedicated to Chocolate instead of Mezcal. :-(

Wondering whether you notice more desperation on the street (outstretched hand) during these more desperate economic times?

Christopher Stowens said...

In all fairness, I do not think this woman had her hand out like that asking for money. She just happened to be in that pose when the shutter clicked.

I am used to people asking for money here now.... or cleaning windshields, juggling, whatever it takes to make a peso. I always keep some change handy.