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

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

Monday, August 3, 2015

You've got the look...

One of the great things here is that normal life continues during all the craziness and festivities.  I saw weddings, confirmations and funerals occurring during any and all of the guelaguetza activities.  The funeral procession, in fact, slowly made its way down one of the main streets just before the desfile began.  And just off to the side of the desfile, at its very height, complete madness and huge crowds, this young lady's quinceanera celebration caught my eye.  Then, when looking at the shot, in addition to noting how lovely the 15 year old looks, I love the young man's pose.
It's like a young Jean-Paul Belmondo look.... or maybe not.

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