Street Photography

Dragons

Dragons

Date: 2001/01/23
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 200mm f/4
Film: Kodak Plus-X Pan 125

This picture is also in photo.net.

Gargoyles as lamp supports at the National Post Office building, my favorite building in Mexico City.

Balance

Balance

Date: 2001
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Children learn to balance in Coyoacán park.

Manpower

Manpower

Date: 2001
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Children playing in one of the old streets in Coyoacán.

Tiles

Tiles

Date: 2001
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Removing tiles to make a ditch.

Sketching

Sketching

Date: 2001/07
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Ilford Delta 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

There are many buildings worth sketching in the historical center of Mexico City.

Face in the Crowd - Mixquic

Face in the Crowd - Mixquic

Date: 2001/11/02
Location: San Andrés Mixquic, Mexico

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
f/4.4 1 sec. at ISO 400 sensitivity.

This picture is also in photo.net.

Big crowds go to the small town of San Andrés Mixquic every November 2nd for the Day of the Dead celebrations.

Saxophone

Saxophone

Date: 2001
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Ilford Delta 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

A saxophone player in Coyoacán.

Lovers

Lovers in Coyoacán Park

Date: 2001/12/03
Location: Parque Hidalgo (Coyoacán), Mexico City

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
f/7.0 1/30 sec. at ISO 400 sensitivity.

This picture is also in photo.net.

My wife and myself were having some ice cream while seated on the bench across the one in the photo. That couple arrived and we decided to take a bunch of pictures. This is our favorite of the set.

Bus Station

Bus Station

Date: 2001/12/26
Location: Terminal de Autobuses Taxqueña, Mexico City

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
f/2.9 1/7 sec. at ISO 400 sensitivity.

This picture is also in photo.net.

At the bus station, waiting for a long ride. People stare blankly into space, read magazines, talk to each other, or just doze off. I wanted to capture one of those anxious moments where people have nothing to do but wait.

Sleeping

Sleeping

Date: 2001/12/27
Location: Puerto Escondido, México

Camera: Rollei 35SE

Film: Ilford XP2

This picture is also in photo.net.

In a beach-town on a really warm day, nothing is better than a comfortable sleep after a whole night's worth of drinking.

Chalmita

Chalmita

Date: 2002/02/02
Location: Chalmita, Mexico

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 28mm f/2
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

A man sets up the final details of a huge fireworks castillo during Candlemass day in the town of Chalmita.

Cleaning a pool

Cleaning a pool

Date: 2002/02/21
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
f/4.0 1/23 sec. at ISO 100 sensitivity.

A pool cleaner a few blocks away from our house. This is in the middle of a really huge apartment complex.

Papers

Paper is heavy

Date: 2002/02/28
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
f/7.0 1/250 sec. at ISO 400 sensitivity. This turned out quite thin, so I had to GIMP it a bit for tonal range and contrast.

This picture is also in photo.net.

A man that buys waste paper like magazines and newspapers. He will later re-sell it for a small profit. Pushing around 100 Kg or so of paper is not an easy task.

Homeless Woman

Homeless Woman

Date: 2002/03/10
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
f/3.8 1/4 sec. at ISO 200 sensitivity.

This picture is also in photo.net.

Homeless Woman

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
f/3.8 1/10 sec. at ISO 400 sensitivity.

This picture is also in photo.net.

Homeless woman by the entrance of a convenience store, at around 9:30 PM. After finishing off her cigarette and the last of the cheap and bad cups of coffee, she fell asleep on her piece of cardboard, head on her bag.

Walking between Cars

Walking between Cars

Date: 2002/03/17
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Film: Ilford XP2

This picture is also in photo.net.

You have to be careful when you walk among erratically-parked cars. You do not know which of them may pounce at you.

Children Playing

Children Playing

Date: 2002/03/17
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Film: Ilford XP2

This picture is also in photo.net.

Children love it when you take their picture. They do not mind interrupting their play to smile at you.

Bus singer

Bus singer

Date: 2002/04
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Film: Kodak Pro Image 100

This picture is also in photo.net.

He was actually not out of tune.

Tláhuac ice cream fair

Tláhuac ice cream fair

Date: 2002/05/01
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 28mm f/2
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Every year there is an ice cream fair in the Tláhuac public square. There are many ice cream flavors that you can choose.

Car crash

Car crash

Date: 2002/05
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 28mm f/2
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Two cars that collided in an intersection near our apartment.

Decay

Decay

Date: 2002/05/01
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 28mm f/2
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Discarded shoes and a decayed lamp post.

Reading

Reading

Date: 2002/06
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 28mm f/2
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Reading a comic book while customers show up.

Building

Building

Date: 2002/06
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 28mm f/2
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

One of the huge apartment buildings near our house.

Homeless Man in the Park

Homeless Man in the Park

Date: 2002/06
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 28mm f/2
Film: Kodak Pro Image 100

This picture is also in photo.net.

A homeless man taking a moment of rest in the deserted park.

People Looking at Naked People

People Looking at Naked People

Date: 2002/06/09
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Film: Kodak Pro Image 100

This picture is also in photo.net.

A small crowd looks at an aerial picture of nudists during the Yann Arthus-Bertrand exhibition last June.

Sister and Brother

Sister and Brother

Date: 2002/06/09
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Film: Kodak Pro Image 100

This picture is also in photo.net.

A girl holds her brother during a peaceful afternoon in Chapultepec Park.

Orange Juice

Orange Juice

Date: 2002/07
Location: Tepoztlán, Mexico

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 28mm f/2
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Making orange juice in Tepoztlán.

Sidewalk

Sidewalk

Date: 2002/07
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Sidewalk that got cracked by the roots of a tree.

Ditch

Ditch

Date: 2002/07
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Digging a ditch in a busy avenue.


Couples

Couples

Date: 2002/07
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon F2
Lens: Nikkor 28mm f/2
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Couples go to the park, including ourselves.

666

666

Date: 2002/07/16
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
f/7.0 1/106 sec. at ISO 400 sensitivity.

This picture is also in photo.net.

A SUV crashed into this telephone post. Two days afterwards, the post fell down on a parked truck with license plates of 666.

Public Esplanade

Public Esplanade

Date: 2002/08
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

People gather in the public esplanade of the basketball/handball/soccer courts of a huge apartment complex.

Tree

Tree

Date: 2002/08
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

Tree with interesting bark.

Doorbells

Doorbells

Date: 2002/08
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

Doorbell ringers nailed to a piece of wood.

Balconies

Balconies

Date: 2002/08
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

People looking over the street while they have a chat.

Tony

My great aunt Tony

Date: 2002/08/03
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

My great aunt Tony lives with her sisters in an old neighborhood near downtown Mexico City. The old ladies get tired from going up and down the stairs, so every time you visit them they will drop the door key to you so that you may go in yourself.

Hats

Hats

Date: 2002/08/31
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Shopping for hats in downtown Mexico City.

Churros

Churros

Date: 2002/08/31
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400

This picture is also in photo.net.

Churros, or fried dough covered with sugar, are a popular snack in Mexico City.

Fountain

Fountain

Date: 2003/02
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Fuji Superia 400 XTRA

This picture is also in photo.net.

Girl playing around the fountain.

Bicycles

Bicycles

Date: 2003/07
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Fuji Superia 400 XTRA

This picture is also in photo.net.

Bicycles parked in the marketplace.

Wall

Wall of signs

Date: 2003/07
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Fuji Superia 400 XTRA

This picture is also in photo.net.


No parking

No parking

Date: 2003/07
Location: Mexico City

Camera: Rollei 35SE
Film: Fuji Superia 400 XTRA

This picture is also in photo.net.