Well, I've been having fun preparing for several shows this November - I'm creating a beautiful DAY OF THE DEAD altar - OFRENDA - featuring ZAPATA, a legendary and revered leader of the LIBERATION ARMY OF THE SOUTH - in the state of Morelos, -and the inspiration for the agrarian movement called Zapatismo. The show will open November 1st at El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe.
This inspiration for creating my Zapata projects began when I spotted VALENTIN ARRELLIN working at The Plaza Cafe - one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Santa Fe. He had a beautiful face that I thought could transform into ZAPATA with the addition of a handlebar mustache, a substantial cigar, a gun or two, and a fancy jacket - The perfect model for my contemporary Zapata photographic project. Valentin agreed and we took the photos in the historic Louis Montano Park with its' vibrant mural referencing New Mexico's Aztec ties and deep pre-American roots. The perfect background for the shoot.
Here's what Valentin & I created with a bit of post photo manipulation on my part..
86 PHOTOS LATER...IT WAS A WRAP!
A special thank you to my amazing model VALENTIN who will be dressed as
ZAPATA at the opening of the DAY OF THE DEAD & SHRINE SHOW
on NOVEMBER 1ST at El Museo.
Stay tuned for another show I'm in at The Gallery At El Gancho...
Announcement to follow...