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

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

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The faces behind Rabanos

The 2018 incarnation of La Noche de los Rabanos, The Night of the Radishes, is history.  Radish art has a one day shelf life. So by now there have been lots of shots of the finished works.  I thought it would be interesting to show some of the people behind those amazing pieces.
It should be noted that those who work with dried corn husks, totomoxtle, and “flor inmortal”may have many months of work behind their finished pieces.
Many times, it's a family affair with all ages participating.
As they say, "Every picture equals a thousand words," so I'll let each shot tell its own story....


Clever Monkey said...

Amazing work as always and it's especially wonderful to see your photos of the people who made them. Their faces are even more beautiful than their constructions. Wish I could be there in person - for the time being I AM square.

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias! I always love taking shots of and talking to the participants,some of whom I seen for many years. And don't worry, as someone once said, "It's hip to be square."