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for a bit of inspiration and respite, richard of our manhattan store left a gray new york winter for mexico city, where he captured the carnivalesque colors and bold shapes of the art-centric latin american hub.


on top of the city taking a selfie at castillo de chapultepec


destination:
 mexico city, mexico.

purpose of journey: tropical getaway to escape new york winter weather in general. also, to go to art fairs and do freelance work.

never travel without: this old point-and-shoot-35mm i have had for years. it really captures the moments, lol.

favorite outfit: it was still spring weather during the whole month of february so i always had on my 90s vintage helmut lang bomber coat in the evenings.

how many shoes: two: one practical, one crazy.

what are you listening to: i really love the music in mexico so i bought a lot of music from markets. most of it was reggaeton and mexican techno.

favorite meal: this would be a hard one to answer because every meal was amazing but i was really into eating pozole.

highlight of the trip: i would have to say going to the markets all over the city and finding materials to use for my photo work.

 


frida kahlo's studio in alavista, mexico city.

so many candy stands all over the city, i fell in love with the chili covered mangos with lime juice.

famous mexican architect, luis barragan house and studio (outside view).


a garden detail at castillo de chapultepec which has the best view of the city.


flowers at a floral market in the downtown area.

street view from where i was staying in roma.

andrew birk is an artist based in mexico city. this is his piece at the zona maco art fair.

planters on bridges in the condesa neighborhood

artist, juan luis moraza's work at zona maco art fair

mariachi  jackets at the downtown flea market 


panchos at the downtown flea market

view richard's photography and prop design work, (richard pedaline).

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