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

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Alejandro Santiago 1964-2013

Hard to believe..... one of Mexico's preeminent artists has died suddenly from a heart attack. He was only 49.  I was recently fortunate to photograph him in his studio.  He was an amazing character and incredibly prolific artist working in many areas, including painting, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics and printmaking to name but a few. One of his most important works is "2501 Migrantes" which highlighted the economic and immigration problems his Zapotec village faced along with much of Mexico  What a profound loss.  My condolences to his extended family, which included many around the world.
En paz descante, maestro.

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