Oaxaca: Vida Mirada

Life Seen

My photographs in Oaxaca explore the streets, markets, and festivals. While my intent is to be simply an observer, I’m inevitably drawn in, engulfed in the action, unwittingly a player in the scene. A glance; I’m noticed. A smile, a greeting; I’m not invisible. It would be so much easier if I were. I’m shy. I don’t speak their language. But invisible I’d miss the rewards that go beyond making images. I’d miss the warmth of being there and feeling accepted.