Mi Cultura

“The photographs in this collection result from viewing the world through a particular prism, reflective of the way I grew up with English and Spanish languages, American and Mexican values. You never know when an iconic moment will happen. I was just walking down the street in Guadalajara one day when a beautiful antique car rolled up in front of me and the back door opened to a señorita arriving at her quinciñera – I have to shoot that. I look for the vowels in a picture – the “ah” in a toddler’s portrait, the “eeeee” in a Dia de los Muertos image, the “wow” in a charro tailing a bull. We’re surrounded by incredible events. And we are surrounded by images of La Virgen de Guadalupe. She is a symbol of protection and grace, and a very deeply felt presence in our lives. The images in this collection are the pictures I consider to be the best reflections of mi cultura.”

 Balloons Babe Baptismal Chiquiti Boom Cisco Kid Confessional El Mercado En la Calle En la Plaza Grandma's House Grandma's Grave Halloween Jovens La Reina PaletaVendor Pericos Record Shop Shades of Guadalajara Tio Palacios Vato Workers Young Dancers Zapatero