When my friend Michael Reichmann was alive, I would visit him in Mexico, where he stayed during the winter. He and I would go out photographing all over the place, and one day we found these ruins. This is just a simple shot at those ruins. It’s balanced and said something to me. Short and simple.
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I was visiting Mexico recently and my Friend Micahel along with Lars traveled into the heart of Mexico to do some landscape photography. We traveled many back roads and some of these were treacherous. This image was made near Metztitlan, Mexico. I shot it from a hillside as the sun was setting. The low light offered some nice shadows and textures. You can view the location for this shot by CLICKING HERE.
This is another image from the same lake as the two proceeding images. This cowboy walked his horses down to the lake for a drink. While he was there I lined up the shot with the trees in the background and then if one cue these birds flew into the frame. What a great lucky oportunity. Shot with the Nikon D800e and 70-200mm zoom.
Somewhere deep in Mexico Michael Reichmann, Lars Svanstrom and myself wandered around for a few days this past week seeking out new and unusual locations that not too many gringos probably ever visit. We think we hit pay dirt. we are coming back with some magnificent images and we’re very excited about what we found. It was a cultural adventure too. We saw ow many people in the very rural areas live. What was so amazing is how nice everyone was and how well they treated us. Handshakes and smiles were the norm. So for the next few days enjoy some of my images from Mexico. This image was made along a lake from a high angle. I loved the look, reflections and birds.
I am in beautiful San Miguel doing some Luminous-landscape business and shooting whenever possible this beautiful city and region. I’ll be out with my business partner Michael Reichmann for the next few days exploring some great Mexican Landscapes. Look for upcoming images. Todays image was made in San Miguel yesterday while walking to lunch. I just loves the light, the subject and what they were doing. No matter who you meet here they all seem happy. Very festive place. More images will be coming.
This is a controversial image made in San Miguel, Mexico. It’s not uncommon there to find women begging on the street like this. It’s hard to take and see. The image has gotten criticism because some people thought I was exploiting the woman or not showing repeat. My answer is as a photographer I document things. Good and bad and try to tell a story. This picture tells a thousand stories and say a lot. The face makes the shot. WHat kind of stories could she tell us? What is her story? If the picture makes you stop and think, then mission accomplished.
As I have mentioned in my previous posts there are a lot of ruins in the San Miguel area. Not to far out of town are the ruins of an old silver mine. The building are amazing and I have made a series of great looking images there. This one is titled Door, Door Wall as that is what you see. Enjoy!
I love the town square in San Miguel. It’s beautifully landscaped and there is always some kind of activity going on there. Vendors, locals, tourists and more all make this little spot a photographers paradise. I enjoy shooting the locals. This image was kind of cool as it a show shine guy. I loved the way the guy has a hand on his customers boot like he is making a point about something. (Most likely the gringo taking his picture). And the guy on the bench is cool too. Wonder what they were discussing.
A short drive outside of San Miguel, Mexico is a small town with a big church, Atotonilco, Mexico. There is like in all parts of the area a lot to shoot. The church interior itself is a site to behold. I’ll most likely post an image of the church in the not so distant future. This image was made a block away from the church looking towards the church over some ruins. There seems to be a lot of ruins around Mexico and they always make for some great images. This one I thought looked kind of apocalyptic.