Boom Oaxacalaca

Hello Wembley!!!!!!!!!!

Wow. It's really here. A milestone-worthy 20th day in my beloved Oaxaca, Mexico. The city is how I remembered; deliciously colourful, infectiously friendly and profoundly lit (even despite the blOOdy terrifying earthquake the other night). 

Plants grow inside a greenhouse designed by Francisco González Pulido

Lucía and her daughter

A view of Oaxaca from Monte Albán

I'll be here for another 5 weeks working with Fundación En Vía and bartending at Azul Cielo in exchange for an almost-comfortable bunkbed&breakfast. Photographing the women supported by En Vía has been an important education in Zapotec culture, portraiture, sustainability and responsibility. I feel so grateful to be interacting with and learning from a community that is so unabashedly open and eager to share their lives with me. 

And my new camera!!!!! omg, Sony, you wizards. It's like I've been cheating at photography ever since the devils of depth and detail and dynamic range died at the hands of this actual "beast" camera. Any picture I take is just good and I don't even have to try, and boy oh girl am I gonna get lazy.

 Colourful flags hang from the church in Santiago Ixtaltepec

Colourful flags hang from the church in Santiago Ixtaltepec

A storm appears over Oaxaca

Women remove weeds from the stones in the Santo Domingo monastery

People shelter themselves from the torrential rain

I hope you can see how much I adore this place through these photos, I'm so excited to take/share more pictures of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Yucatán and Costa Rica over the coming months. But for those who are hungry, here are a few that sum up these first ****20 DAYS**** [[[airhorn noises]]]📣📣📣

Hasta pronto,

xx