Below, a collection of nine photographs from the streets of Mexico City. All these were taken either in the historic centre of the city or in the neighbourhood of Guerrero which abuts the downtown to the west. All photos have been previously posted on my instagram but I have decided to publish a selection of street shots here as well so there will also be some further posts. All were taken on my samsung phone, which is what I have been using more than anything lately for convenience, because my dslr is somewhat out of order and I can´t afford (yet) the camera that I really want.
The quality of the images suffers at this size but I hope together they convey some sense of the city as I experience it. Getting a good shot (or what I consider to be a good short, of course that´s subjective and opinions will differ) has an effect on me like nothing else. I´m sure greater levels of serotonin are released into my bloodstream when I´m looking for and taking photos on the street. Like any street photographer I am looking for images that show something interesting about us as humans and our uniqueness as individuals, juxtapositions that work, contrasts and a little bit of beauty in the quotidien.
The coconuts have arrived / Han llegado los cocos (Mercado Martinez de la Torre, Colonia Guerrero)
Homophobic churches. Jesus Christ rejects noone. (Plaza de la Constitución, Centro Histórico)
Daily news / Noticias del día (Colonia Guerrero)
Impressions / Impresiones (República de Chile, Centro Histórico)
Sweet slumber / Dulce sueño (Filomena Mata, Centro Histórico)
I don´t know what else to say / No sé qué más decir (Donceles, Centro Histórico)
Passion for the job / Pasión por el trabajo (República de Brasil, Centro Histórico)
Tamal vendor / Vendedor de tamales (Colonia Guerrero)
He went that way / Se fue por allá (República de Perú, Centro Histórico)