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

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Carnaval - Pinotepa Nacional - The video

While wishing I was there right this minute, I went back and looked at last year's video.  Actually, the lack of video was one of the reasons I wanted so badly to return this year.  Last year I shot more stills than video and when I got back I realized that I wanted/needed much more.  Still, I was able to put this together.  You can see what a special time it is.


La Cubanófila said...

Chris-is the dance part of Carnaval in Pinotepa an all-male event (cross dressers included)? Curious.

Christopher Stowens said...

Yes, there are a lot of cross dressers, but also plenty of women involved. I have to admit that I saw some incredibly beautiful women that I am still not sure about. With all the masks it was hard to tell.