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
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday faces in Tlacolula

The market in Tlacolula is always special, even more so on Sundays, when the streets are filled with anything and everything.  And because of its location, people come from all over and one gets to hear lots of different languages and to see many beautiful regional outfits.  The Sunday before Muertos is particularly active and yesterday was no exception.  The place was packed and with lots more tourists than normal.  Perfect for practicing hip shots, shooting blind.  A mother and daughter, in step, selling apples.
 I am always amazing how many people are looking in the lens, even though I am really trying to be inconspicuous.
Then there are the strange juxtapositions.  The woman in the reflection...
So many things in this shot.... the San Marcos ceramics in the background, the zodiac on the girl's blouse, the embroidery, so typical, on the left, the braids, the plaid, the apron.... all perfect
 Look at the details in her blouse.
And here is Esperanza, one of my absolute favorites, who has graced these pages many times in many guises.  Always.... that amazing smile.  
See, there is hope.....

1 comment:

Gabby Garcia said...

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