Just another day at this one-man barber shop in Oaxaca Mexico. Do people really pick their haircuts from a poster?
I will never be accused of making simple photographs. Actually, it is not in my nature to do anything simply. This image flirts with danger, but my eye never leaves the frame.
This scene was at the market in the little town of Metla. Tourists (that included us) head to Metla to visit the ruins but their street market was going strong in preparation for Dia de Los Muertos. We stopped for a little while and gave the town locals a good laugh with our cameras. This woman was the greatest. She had the chicken seller pulling out each bird, upon which she would weight in her arms and then ask seller for a different one. Only the best chicken for Dia de Los Muertos. I’ve made the chicken’s the star.
Did I mention the wild marigolds in Oaxaca?
I don’t know if it is traditional to be married around Dia de Los Muertos, but we saw a lot of weddings. It is always tricking “stealing” a photograph from a professional photographer, but I saw this apprehensive little girl and the little details around her as the star of my show.
A small mercado just a few blocks from Santa Domingo church in Oaxaca. I like the special touch of the green, red, and white plastic bags – the colors of Mexico.
I was originally drawn to this scene due to the women buying and butchering the chickens. The man delivering a new box full was my gift for waiting around for something to happen.
On my last day in Oaxaca, with Dia de Los Meurtos festivities completed, I took a long walk down to the old train station, now a mixed-use building, and on the way, stopped again at the Mercado. One particular meat stall was bustling with action. It must have been the best meat at the market. Tickets were needed to get your turn in line and sanitary precautions were taken to the utmost.
Here, Take 1 / Take 2.
Hola from Oaxaca. Here are a couple images from my first day of exploring. These from the Mercado, a big market of independent stalls very common across Mexico.
The Dias de los Muertos festivities are ramping up so look for more coming up.