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.
Click on an image to see it larger. 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. ¡Soy consciente de todas las tradiciones del Internet! If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.
This really is street art in that this poster was flattened into the street.
I love the texture. It made me contemplate the many layers behind the picture. The poster is for a photographic exhibit of photos of Santiago Queretaro in 1934 by Enrique A. Cervantes. So we have old photos of a city assembled for an exhibition, a poster made, then blown onto the street where some knucklehead photographer walks by and shoots it and then posts it as art.
Of course, this place is never hurting for wonderful street art.
No wonder this building is in bad shape. It has a serious pest problem.
Somehow I am always taking a shot with an electrical meter. Going for that shock value.