Monday, March 3, 2014
The graveyard procession you may know about actually happened the day before (at midnight I believe) so unfortunately my friends and I missed that, but we spent the day exploring the Mixquic market before seeing the graveyard, which was beautifully decorated with flowers as you can see.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I hope you guys aren't tired of all the travel photos I've been posting, because there's still a lot more I want to show you! However, don't think I've given up shooting models and awesome clothes just yet. Here's a preview of a shoot I did with Bryce of Stars Model Management last Saturday (MU by Inna Mathews). More to come!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
We spent the first day of Day of the Dead in Coyocan, the neighborhood Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived in. We actually spent the morning in the museum that Frida Kahlo's house now is, though none of these photos are from there. I took only my film camera and unfortunately for me it was rather cloudy and getting photos in that low light was difficult. Not only that, but I forgot my telephoto lens, which made candids even more difficult. Regardless, I hope you can see a little of what Dia De Los Muertos looks like in this neighborhood of Mexico City. To hear it, check out my Instagram here or here. Beautiful and a little creepy, huh?
Here I am inside Frida Kahlo's house. I was filled with glee!
Next I'll cover day two of Dia De Los Muertos, which we spent in Mixquic, a southern barrio in Mexico City, which happens to be where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera liked to spend their Day of the Dead Holiday.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Going to Mexico for the Day of the Dead, a holiday that occurs in Mexico on November 1 and 2 yearly, has been a dream of mine since my teen years. I learned about the holiday in high school and was enamored with the rich culture and colors it seemed to represent. Every year for literally the last 12 years has been the year I wished to go, but it seemed like it would never happen. My command of Spanish isn't amazing and worse, I couldn't find someone to go with.
2013 was a special and lucky year though, and in a matter of days a Mexico trip for the Day of the Dead came together and I didn't even do the planning as I was asked and the trip was planned while I was already abroad.
The above photos are from Day of the Dead Eve, which would be October 31 and our Halloween. There were some celebrations that day, like these alters in the city center (which seemed to be more their version of Christmas in the Park than anything), but the real celebration occurred over the course of the next two days. Photos from those two days will be coming to this blog in the next few...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
YOU GUYS! Biggish news here. Though I've always had a poorly maintained personal inspiration Tumblr, I just decided to make a Tumblr dedicated purely to my photography. I will Tumbl one photo a day, with subjects ranging from self-portraits (i.e. me!) to babely models to landscapes. It's easily digestable and it's only one click away (here). Let me know what you think.
Friday, December 27, 2013
I was lucky to get an email from Brianna of Major in NY and Look in SF just days before her trip here. We set up a small, unorganized shoot but I'm happy to say there are some nice resulting photos, even though we planned the shoot in virtually two days. MU by my usual Inna Mathews.