20180409: “Los corredores de la calle ven los estacionamientos de Camino Nuevo, San Juan de los Lagos” Collage on SALE Now.

OK, Art lovers, here is a little Photoshop Collage which I will ship to you from here in Mexico.

Camino Nuevo, San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco MX Street Photography. These street runners have several parking lots in the area & spend the day chasing cars up & down Camino Nuevo to earn a few pesos by helping tourists find hotels & parking.

Sitting on the street as life passes me by, I just shot the feces out of it. Having more pieces than the image would allow… typical photographer.

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Image size is 10 inches tall by 42.5 inches long. Printed on silk finish photographic paper with a Epson 7900 printer.  Paper is larger with a couple inches of white border for mounting.

Price is $1,095.00 USD with free shipping.  Artist signed & numbered “Limited to 25 prints”, shipped from the photographer/artist.

Payment is thru my PayPal account, see “Artist Donation” button for the direct connection to PayPal. Put a message in the comments with your email address so we can arrange delivery.

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20180326: Artesanias de Jalisco, a Basilica plaza stall craftsman!

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This senor & I got chatting.

While my Spanish is still quite poor, I did understand he has been selling in front of this church on the plaza for many years some 40 or more years.

I understand his family are the people who sew this pieces he sells & other family members are here at other times.

I am no expert on needle craft but his pieces are very nice, the prices are reasonable too.

But just like my work, people only what cheap stuff, so he sells small pieces & only once in a while one of the shirts. The same as people here wanting an instant photo and not caring that i am a professional photographer. Just the knowledge to use the camera equipment goes beyond their understanding so a woman or man toiling for hours on a lace shirt is also expensive to them. (Yes, peasants are poor people by rule too folks)

A close up,

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Since I have seen the “Chinese Blind Stitch”, I would say this is similar in tiny working.

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Just a couple of his pieces, I walk thru the plaza all the time and see women working away on a hot plate piece or a small piece to frame.

I suppose if someone wanted to come buy some pieces and import to their country, many an old person would be very happy. He 1600 pesos for that piece above, about $89USD.

Easily what a USA woman buys bikinis & blouses for.

Another piece,

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Any way, I may shoot some more of his stuff & a few others around but, if you are looking for “Old time Hand made Mexican craftworks” San Juan de los Lagos, in Jalisco Mexico does have it share of such beautiful items.

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20180320: yeah, kids are cute all over the world!

A background replacement job. Couple little girls from the apartments kind of next door.

The mother kept asking about getting some photos of the girls. I did not refuse but I think the price was stopping her.

However the other day she brought them down in cute dresses and asked for me to do one photo of each girl separately.

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And the older sister,

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Just a little creative fun. They do not speak an English, but that never stops a child from smiling, boys or girls, if they are getting attention & having fun at it.

Creative3 Shooting folks,

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20180128: opps, the coconut man knows where I hang my sign out!

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fresh coconut meat… one of those things I loved about all the traveling I did as a kid.

Coco-pina (coconut-pineapple) ice cream is one of my favorites from those 1960s Mexico & South Pacific Island travels, so while coco-pina ice cream is a little harder to find here, I do get to have it & a local made yogurt in ‘MANY FLAVORS’ also has coco-pina in a store I found. (Chia, mango, apple, Mixed fruits, Guava, strawberry, plus some I have not translated the names of but are good any way)

However, the other week I was out selling on the street & he passed by with “coconut water which is good, but I like the meat a little better. So he had a small bag on the cart for me to see and point at.

Few days later I passed him selling on a corner he hangs out on & bought some more. My first bag was 5 pesos, the 2nd he wanted 10 pesos. A Deal either way, 18 pesos to the dollar about 55 cents for a bag with chile & lime on it. The red plastic bottle is the chile powder (not hot just flavor safe for a 2 year old to chew on) & you can see his bag of limes next to it.

Well, not sure if he just likes to chat to the ceviche vendor on the corner or the local corner store for the limes, but yeah. I walked over to the ceviche cart & got a bag of coco, teasing him on is  it 5 or 10 pesos? yes 10 pesos is quite regular price. 15 pesos for a coconut water in a plastic bag & straw which a lot of people buy….

So now he will check to see if I want some as he passes by… (good thing coconut is not fattening). Yes, a lot of food carts go past daily and walking around is dangerous with all the different food vendor carts & stands/stalls.

Since I had my camera in hand, it was a shot to take!

Using the machete to chop off the hard shell, then a smaller knife to cut about half a coconut up in the bag. Squeeze a lime after pouring in some chile powder … yummm!

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20180128: Dia de la Candelaria poster #2

And the 2nd one with more of the Sacred Object in focus…

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Any way, I am having fun & building business finally here in town. This poster will be for sale the next time I am selling on the street. Today I got rained on and it was lunch time, so I picked up the new posters.

I Am considering going back out if the rain stops. Just light sprinkles when I came back a little bit a go.

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20180101: Happy Beginning of a New Year! Playing with memories.

OK, so a quick look at a photograph from old, to be printed out as an enlarged print and a second one to also be colorized.

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Here is the photograph taken by me with my camera. The starting point.

However what was not seen by my naked eyes,

 

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Was the halftone effect, there for whatever reason. Enlargement was an issue to solve first.

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The images to print for the customer. Black & white version.

And the Colorized version.

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yeah, I underbid the job… but heck of a sales pitch item for me to use on the potential clients.

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20171209: Dancing in the night.

These are some brave souls. Bloody cold & windy but they did their thing beside the San Juan de los Lagos “Saint’d Church.

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Just a little color in the chill night air.

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