Just got back last night from an incredible 10 day experience in Mexico City… Kind of overwhelming to be honest, I still have thousands of images to go through but I promise to post them soon. Good thing I took today off from work as well so I can start chipping away at the image pile.
I’m several beers and bog rips in, not so patiently anticipating my upcoming trip to Mexico City. My clothes and gear are packed. Now it’s just waiting for Friday morning’s flight. I managed to limit my gear load for the first time ever; I tend to over pack with lenses, multiple bodies etc. This time going strictly compact and low profile using the Sony RX 100 IV as my primary, GoPro 7 Hero Black for video and super wide photos, a Yashica 128 Mat G for medium format shots of architecture and portraits, and a Nikon 35mm point and shoot for random experimental snapshots. I have a loose idea of a potential theme for the body of work but having never been there before, I don’t want to go in with an agenda. I’d rather feel it out and see where the energy takes me and hopefully it aligns with what I thought of. I’ll get into what that is later…
I’ve been reading Daido Moriyama’s ‘How I Take Photographs’ and it’s getting me super hyped. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the process of street photography and an insightful approach to it. I’m itching to shoot but don’t want to handle anything until I’m on foreign soil… I’m looking forward to getting lost in the massive urban sprawl, tasting the foods and absorbing the sights and sounds of a maddeningly hectic city.
Until then, 3 more days of clock watching at work.