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Oaxaca/Mezcal

My trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.  This post contains street photography from Oaxaca, agave fields, and the ins and outs of the production of mezcal, which is an alcohol derived from the agave plant and produced to be 100% of agave, unlike that tequila shit and all of its extra additives, and its shitty flavor…Mezcal is as pure as it gets, from its production to the culture behind it….Images contain street photography (thrown in here and there), enjoying mezcal in the hills, on the agave farms, and then continuing to an invited dinner at a house that is non describable in words (vintage/spotless items from all over), going to Luis’s(genius when it comes to mezcal) in Sola de Vega, enjoying more mezcal, and of course, the factory, along with production of this fine spirit outta Mexico, Mezcal….Enjoy (long edit ahead)

The River…

Drinking in the fields…

Sweet little lunch at a house stockpiled with vintage articles, everywhere, lookin brand new…it was good food, but damn it was spicy.  Couple of selects from the house.

Production, the real beauty…

Conical pit (earth pit), containing limestone (river rocks) that will cook the agave.  Some guys also like to add a bit of mesquite or a lot depending on their preference of that smokey flavor for the mezcal.

After cooked, it is then crushed in a tahona…Horse drawn mill with giant stone wheel, crushes the cooked agave into mash.

After crushed into the mash, fermentation process is next, followed by the distillation process, once through copper, once through steel ( getting the most of the sugar and other impurities produced from cooking the agave and it caramelizing)….Get it as pure as can be…100% agave.

Final product…

And your photographer bored as shit one night, thanks for checking out the images…next project is a ?, actually more of a surprise. Adios from Central America.


“From the front, to the back, to the mezcal bar” (Cafe No Se’)

  I will only drink fucking Mezcal.  Mezcal is NOT tequila, though it comes from the same plant, agave, just dont call it fucking tequila .  Mezcal’s time, patience, and its mystique makes it like no other booze.  Not a big drinker, by any means, but in “moderation” and what this spirit means to me, portrays its beauty .   It is produced by people dedicated to the process, which is an insanely particular and intimate process, unlike tequila which is mass produced in factories.  A bar located in Antigua, Cafe No Se’, takes pride in their Mezcal which is produced in Oaxaca, Mexico.  The ambience in No Se’, empowered by simple candle light, makes for great frames, using light coming from all different directions and amounts.  John Rexer, owner of Cafe No Se’, has brought it upon himself and his bar to promote Mezcal worldwide.  Eric, our main producer, our main man for Mezcal, visited from Oaxaca to see John, talk business, and also educate us employees on the “ins'” and “outs” of Mezcal.  Eric is one of the top 3 producers of Mezcal in all of Mexico.  And of course during the night, we enjoyed drinking Mezcal, the atmosphere of Cafe No Se’, and the patrons, who are some of the most interesting characters and artists (photographers, filmmakers, writers, painters, ect.) you will ever come across.  This was a “shit show” of a night not solely because of Eric’s visit, just because Saturday nights like these are routine for a bar like Cafe No Se’.  Nights filled with good conversations, boisterous laughs, and phenomenal live music, are the all too common factors for making No Se’, No Se’.   Next up, I will be traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico in the next few months, to dive in with a couple of mirrors, and capturing the essence of this process which creates this mystical spirit, Mezcal.

Yeah…I get to work here…but I really wouldn’t call it work exactly… Vamos A Oaxaca Cerotes!!!


“Guatemalan Streets”

Been back here for a couple of months now, and have decided to stay indefinitely (finally found home base).  Here is an edit of some street photography I’ve been taking around Antigua and a few from Lake Atitlan… Enjoy… So much more to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Back Track

Rockingham Racetrack, in Salem, NH, was once one of the most prestigious tracks in country at one point.  It’s now on its last leg, home to only simulcast betting, a poker room, bingo, and the occasional event or trade show.  Here are some photos of this once east coast landmark in thoroughbred horse racing. 


MMA

Mixed Martial Arts is becoming increasingly more popular.  I’ve always loved it, ever since the beginning in the early 90s.  I’ve also done martial arts myself, so it helps when i go to photograph these events, to anticipate the shot, cause the action is so fast and unpredictable.  The stuff  that’s in magazines contains stagnant, same  scape photos, where the fighters are always fighting and the same size.  I like to mix it up…


Third World Clinic

Early this year, I travelled to Guatemala with some other photographers.  I decided to spend 5 days and nights at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation house in Antigua.  The men primarily prep the food for their meals, most of the day… downtime at night (pool, dominos, reading, ect.), with a 2 hour group meeting.  Some woman from a local church and former residents, visited there 2 out of the 5 days I was present.  Here are some photos from that week…