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

The hereafter re me

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

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Teotitlan del Valle - Fiesta - Un sueño, a dream

What a week! Really a photographer's dream, but even without a camera it would have been a powerful experience. I am still working on photos and video and there is still one day to go. Mmmm, tomorrow is Emilia Ruiz's mole negro, which I maintain is the the best EVAH. Oh, there is more dancing and celebration, too.

The people of Teotitlan have been so friendly, this event so special, that once I get it together and find some time to write up the experience, I hope I can do them and it justice. But for now, some early shots of la calenda and la danza.Doña Marina and Malinche, two halves of the same coin.With MotezumaHigh flyin'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shots, Chris! I think I can hear the music from 2000 miles away. RM