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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Celebrating Gaudalupe...

Tomorrow is The Virgin of Guadalupe's official day, but every year, the day before, the boys come as Juan Diego and the girls wear traditional trajes or outfits, and come to the church at the top of Llano Park..... and overall cuteness abounds.
There are many elaborate backdrops set up and the competition between photographers is lively.
This one had a water feature and was in a primo spot right at the entrance.  It did a brisk business and I was early.
Really, it was about young parents showing their love and pride with the kids mostly oblivious.
It's a thriving business and very competitive, with instant gratification, photos printed on the spot.
Not everyone thought it was fun at all, but I sure did.... I left when the power went out of some of the setups.
Mañana, it's off to Teotitlan del Valle to keep the celebration going.

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