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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Both sides now

Just working on shots from the calenda in Talcolula last week.  Because it is a slow moving event and there is a lot of standing around, drinking in the sights, sounds, smells and ambiance, one has an opportunity to take multiple shots of the same people.  And there are always ones who captivate me and you can see why.
 A classic shot
Or this beautiful woman.
She manages to look so elegant carrying the canasta.  I think it is the placement of her hands and the arch of her arms.
Dare I say it? She makes it look sexy.

4 comments:

La Cubanófila said...

Just excellent! I so enjoy your photos of women.

Anonymous said...

I love the pearl earrings typically worn in Tlacolula and you caught some good ones.
Joan

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias! As you know, the women of Oaxaca are striking and beautiful. And I think Tlacolula is exceptional in those regards. I love that, at the various stages of life, they change dramatically, yet remain beautiful. The men are not quite as photogenic, but they still have remarkable character in their faces. I think for lots of the younger guys, the haircuts they are into just don't work, but what do I know? I am old gringo.... but still hip. ;-)

Ana Hawley said...

Mr. Stowens, I love your photos. I am an artist and I would like to paint the second photo of the younger girl. Do you sell your photos?

Muchas Gracias
Ana