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

Friday, December 13, 2013

Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe - Cute kids version

Yesterday was Virgin of Guadalupe Day throughout Mexico and celebrations and ceremonies abounded. 
I know that there is a huge religious element involved, but the heathen in me focused on the children who showed up to have their pictures taken in front of the Templo de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe at the north end of Llano Park.   For a good synopsis of the day check out this post at Casa Colibri.
The scene was filled with parents, grandparents, their very young kids, often infants, and maybe twenty photographers who had stalls set up to depict various settings of the Virgin. 
These were sweet setups with cameras, props, computers and printers all ready to crank out almost instant prints.  They did a brisk business.
The boys were dressed as little Juan Diegos and the girls wore various traditional regional outfits or trajes.
 This shot looks fine, but...
The real comedy was that the burro was only interested in eating the greens on his back and the boy kept trying to stop him with very little success. 
There were a few cute kids there... like a never-ending stream of them.
I guess this is what they were after, the money shot.
Which brings me to my favorite shot of the day.  This woman was handling the printing at one of the stalls and was obviously pregnant. 
I love the Virgin overlooking her, no doubt giving her, Her blessing.


sonya melescu said...

Beautiful kids!!!!

Anonymous said...

The colors, the textures... so beautiful!