Another belated post of vacation photos. Rodrigo and I traveled to Mexico this past May to celebrate his birthday. We visited 4 cities in 8 days. It was a jam-packed schedule but we still managed to find time to relax at the beach.
I have a ton of pictures from Frida Kahlo’s home in Mexico City. I couldn’t resist taking pictures of the beautiful blue walls and the lush gardens. Oaxaca was also a super fun city to photograph. I loved the bustling marketplace.
My biggest goal was to use two rolls of film in a short amount of time. I was just shy of that, but I’m very happy with the photos I ended up with.
I loved taking photos of La Casa Azul. The bright blue walls were begging to be photographed.
One of the few pictures of me during my trip to Mexico
Lens change at La Casa Azul
Inside the main post office in Mexico City
Fine arts museum in Mexico City
Cathedral doors of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City.
On the roof of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City.
Rodrigo took surfing lessons while we were at Puerto Escondido
Rodrigo and Victor’s surf teachers
View from our hotel of Puerto Escondido
Markets in Oaxaca
Crunchy chapulines (grasshoppers) in the Oaxacan market
A beautiful, private-owned museum in Oaxaca that features local photographers.
Two weekends ago, I left my Leica point-and-shoot film camera on the IKEA Ferry on the way to Red Hook. It took me four hours (basically on the way back to Manhattan) to realize it was even missing. Rodrigo said I had acted like it was “the end of the world”. I was more upset over the lost film than the actual camera itself (even though the camera also had sentimental value). I don’t care if I have to spend $100 for another camera exactly like it, but I didn’t know if I was ever going to get a chance to go to Machu Picchu again!
Needless to say, I developed that roll of film the very next day. Circle Line Lost & Found, thank you!!!
And of course, because I’m bad at shooting in film, this roll also includes other scenes from Autumn and Winter (Blizzard 2016!!!!).
The fog looks cool, but it means you have to wake up at 4AM to get to the park in time.
I was actually afraid that this llama was gonna get frisky with me, but it was more interested in eating.
The title of this photo should really be Cialina vs. Stairs. Because I climbed 70 flights of stairs that day and I lost.
Rodrigo is tired of all the pictures I take of his back, but I DON’T CARE!!!
Besides, I don’t think I can get tired of his back + Machu Picchu.
He can hate all he wants. These pictures look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
Window through the House of the Guardians (and as I learned on Google, this spot goes by different names).
Getting this high was not an easy feat for me. I still do not get along with altitude.
Baby llama likes to eat.
I take pictures of other people’s backs too!
I tried not to take as many church pics on film as last time because I visited the same churches in Lima.
This old post office (not a post office anymore, but a market and museum) is one of my favorite places to visit. Because it’s pink (!!!) and they also sell postcards and stamps!
Sipping some chai in Harlem.
More chai sipping.
Friday lunch date at Grey Dog.
Snow angels on a Harlem rooftop.
Andrew + Lenox Ave during the Blizzard 2016.
Lenox Ave during the Blizzard 2016.
We don’t pose for pictures.
New-to-me experience: finding a used-up roll of film and not having a clue of what was on it. Rodrigo and I threw ideas back and forth on what the photos could possibly be. We were both wrong.
Dating back all the way to the Autumn of 2014 through New Year’s Day 2015, I was surprised by all the wonderful portraits I took of my friends. This one has been sitting on my bookshelf for a while and I didn’t even know it.
Rodrigo filming Cindy.
Mae, SoHo, Winter 2015
Mae, SoHo, Winter 2015
Olivia + Moz
Kerks + Moz
Slowly realizing that I have way too many photos of Antonio.
Olivia S., Bushwick, New Year’s Eve