Notes · · Mexico City

In which Diego shaves me.

Diego shaves me in Roma

Diego shaves me.

Hiram took this photo of me getting a shave at the shop “Famous” near where we are staying in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood. This is the first time I have gotten a shave at a barber shop. I don’t think the barber, Diego, believed I speak Spanish because we both had to repeat ourselves a lot. Or perhaps this being my first shave in Spanish, I was speaking Spanish but not the Spanish you use when getting a shave. Perhaps because I didn’t understand what he was asking me to do or perhaps because I continue to be haunted by the beautiful film Roma, when Diego put the chair down and told me to stretch out, I tried to put legs up like the film’s protagonist Cleo at her OB Gyn appointment. It was a good shave.

Photos · · Mexico City

Ivan

Ivan walking dogs in the Álvaro Obregón municipality

Ivan

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Cool Cat

Hiram in a park in the Álvaro Obregón municipality.

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José Luis

José Luis outside a flower and casket shop in Roma Norte

José Luis outside a flower and casket shop

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Grommets

Window, Aeromexico, Terminal 2, Mexico City
Bull ring viewport, Arroyo Restaurant, Mexico City

Photos · · Hermosillo

Wheat Paste Rex

Frank and his crew create made-to-order piñatas for events in Hermosillo, Sonora. He was kind enough to let me hang out at his workshop last week and learn more about his process while I learn more about mine.

Adding wheat paste to long strips of newspaper to cover a piñata mold
A covered piñata mold drying
Painting the face and eyes of the T-Rex piñata
Adding teeth to the T-Rex piñata
Completed T-Rex piñata dries in the sun

Photos · · Hermosillo

Coco

Soap dish from beyond the veil.

Soap dish portal to the más allá

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Autumn Leaves

Tree leaves along Blvd Miguel Hidalgo
Leaves changing color in Hermosillo's plaza
Palms along Boulevard Miguel Hidalgo

Some autumn leaves in Hermosillo

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Engrudo

Adding wheat paste to strips of tissue paper for a piñata

Adding wheat paste to the strips of tissue paper that will cover a piñata before it is painted.

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José

Street musician

José