San Miguel De Allende, Mexico 2013
I’ve been wanting to try a different processing style for portraits – the rich and deep gritty style and this seemed the perfect subject matter – a portrait of an old lady going to a Church in Mexico. I’ve found varying opinions on this style and most people I know either love it or hate it.
I can’t seem to point my finger exactly at what is amiss but have a feeling something is. I would love to hear from you if you have some experience doing this style of processing and any specific learning that can be applied here.
I’ve used Nik Silver Effex Pro.
Indigenous lady selling Rag Dolls, San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, Dec’ 2013
“The Mexican people express themselves with their hands “ – Rodolfo Morales , Mexican Painter. Hand Made Dolls, toys and numerous other wares made and sold by the local people confirmed this for us.
Hecho a Mano: spanish for made by hand !
The world can indeed be a small place. It was coincidence, when I found this street singer’s photograph (posted here) also show up in a fellow blogger’s post. But what are the odds of it happening a second time around. Guanajuato is not a small place either !
Anyways, to read more about Diego – in a different mood go here . To me it has got to be the same person or am I mistaken ?
ps: these two photographs of Diego are almost a year apart – Jan ’13 and Dec ’13