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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More art and artists

Well, it just gets weirder and weirder and I am more confused than normal.  Obviously, I am shooting lots of artists these days and am drawn to those who work on the streets.  So today, as I was on my way to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Sanchez Pascuas Mercado, I passed this gentleman who was painting in front of Santo Domingo. 
We talked a while and I asked his name.  He answered "Rodolfo Morales."  I said, "No, verdad.  That can't be true."  He dug in his bag and came out with this as proof. 
 In case you don't know, Rodolfo Morales and Rodolfo Nieto were two very famous Oaxacan painters.  And here is Rodolfo Morales Nieto.  I dunno, seems kinda..... strange.
I started down the street and then caught myself.  I needed a better portrait so I went back.  Here's what I got.  He said that was his official look because people were out to get him, no, seriously, they wanted him dead.  In their opinion, there could only be one Rodolfo Morales.  Crazy, huh?  So there his Facebook (tho I couldn't find him), his email and a gallery showing his work.  One wonders doesn't one?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Always good to read your post,and the one with the artist and their work are very appelling for me!More news on the print scene in Oaxaca!!!
You have a good day Christopher!!!