The Mexican

My latest entry to Guardian Witness. Assignment Readers Travel Photos: Faces.

To survive in Mexico City you have to be able to offer something. Mexico is a country full of music, the air filled with competing mixtures of mariachi bands, salsa, 60s British pop music, soulful ballads and raucous rock bands. On street corners you’ll often find the poorest of the city trying to earn a few pesos for dinner by blowing into a trumpet or plucking the strings of a guitar or violin. This gentleman stood all day in a corner of the Centro Historico, with a cloth at his feet to gather loose change. He played sorrowful solos on his violin that captured the mood of his glassy expression. I added some pesos to the cloth.

I chose the Mexican, because it’s one of the best portraits I’ve ever produced. Easy decision really. But there were other candidates. Maybe you’d have picked one of those as the entry instead. Maybe that might have won me the prize. We’ll never know…

Faces For March

I’ve been slack the last month. I managed a pretty measly total of five portraits for my Faces project. But still, as March is over, I’ve put up a poll and you can pop along and cast your votes for your favourite two shots if have either time or energy. Or inclination. By the by, if you are a user and hadn’t yet discovered this new feature, you can now embed galleries and slideshows direct from within the platforms own Media Library.

February Faces

Another month is finished and another nine faces await your verdict. Hot or not? No, no, no…this is supposed to be about my talents, or lack of, regards photography! Anyway, click here to be whisked as if by magic to my photography blog where you can cast a vote for not one, not two, but three faces…

Faces January

It seems ages ago since last I had a photo poll going. I guess it was ages – my 365 finished mid October last year. Still, my new photo project started on January 1st of this year, and as I have a months worth of Faces gathered up, it seems a good time to start a new poll. I took a total of twelve photos and have selected the nine best. You can see the photos and poll on my photo blog by clicking here. You can choose three photos to vote for by the by…

Faces 2010

Like the new header image? I dun it myself, you know. Using slivers of faces that made it into my previous photo project, 365. The domain name has changed too, as I’ve attached my address to this blog. The RSS feed has probably changed too, although I haven’t yet bothered to check.

My Faces 2010 project starts on January 1st, and I’ve updated the relevant page on this blog with all the details. Till then, here’s a ‘face’ from last year. This one being SWMBO, Paola.

Paola in the Square