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Archive for ‘January, 2013’

PUERTO ESCONDIDO – the panda files

Monochrome photography from the streets of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese eatery.

Chinese eatery.

 

 

 

 

 

Knife sharpener.

Knife sharpener.

 

 

 

 

 

Loud wedding.

Loud wedding.

 

 

 

 

 

That's right.

That’s right.

 

 

 

 

 

Smells intriguing.

Smells intriguing.

 

 

 

 

 

Oldschool gumball machine.

Oldschool gumball machine.

 

 

 

 

 

Handpainted.

Handpainted.

 

 

 

 

1958 Dodge.

1958 Dodge.

 

 

 

 

All pictures taken january 2013. Hope you enjoyed,

Alessandro Ciapanna

 

PUERTO ESCONDIDO – the fish tales

Early in the morning, on the main beach in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, something wonderful happens. The fishing boats come home from a night out. And it’s a fiesta!

 

 

 

 

Stage prop.

Stage prop.

 

 

 

 

Barrilete by the basketful.

A heady load.

 

 

 

Despite the visual feast, the scene is surprisingly quiet.

Despite the visual feast, the scene is surprisingly quiet.

 

 

 

Note the guy stretching out in the background.

Note the guy stretching out in the background.

 

 

 

Now go get the other net, so we can wash that one, too.

Now go get the other net, so we can wash that one, too.

 

 

 

 

Pelicans are everywhere, feasting on the scraps.

Pelicans are everywhere, feasting on the scraps.

 

 

 

 

Did i mention the pelicans?

Did i mention the pelicans?

 

 

 

 

All the boats are the same size - fiberglass and wood.

All the boats are the same size – fiberglass and wood.

 

 

 

 

Time to go home and think about some lunch.

Time to go home and think about some lunch.

 

 

 

 

Time to go for a cold one and the for some rest.

Time to go for a cold one and the for some rest.

 

 

 

 

Later in the day, same place, far more grisly spectacle. These are sharks with their fins, the lower part of the tail and the heads removed. The one on the left can't weigh one kilo. I'm pretty sure fishing a shark that small can't be legal even in Mexico...

Later in the day, same place, far more grisly spectacle. These are sharks with their fins, the lower part of the tail and the heads removed. The one on the left can’t weigh one kilo. I’m pretty sure fishing a shark that small can’t be legal even in Mexico…

 

 

 

 

Not sure what these fishes are, but  they sure cast a mean shadow under the midday sun...

Not sure what these fishes are, but they sure cast a mean shadow under the midday sun…

 

 

 

 

And this is the same guy from the first photo. I coudn't make up my mind which one i preferred, so i threw them both in...

And this is the same guy from the first photo. I coudn’t make up my mind which one i preferred, so i threw them both in…

 

 

 

 

All photos taken in january 2013.

I hope you enjoyed.

Alessandro Ciapanna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUERTO ESCONDIDO – beach street photos

Puerto Escondido, in Oaxaca, Mexico, is endowed with several stunning beaches. But you won’t catch this street photographer lounging around on a towel…

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy a little jazz music on the neach? Only in Mexico!

Fancy a little jazz music on the beach? Only in Mexico!

 

 

 

 

 

Incoming!

Incoming!

 

 

 

 

 

Pelican't any longer.

Pelican’t any longer.

 

 

 

 

 

Contemplative couple.

Contemplative couple.

 

 

 

 

 

Babies will sleep anywhere.

Babies will sleep anywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing after sunset.

Fishing after sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

If you ask me, this is the statue of the drowning man.

If you ask me, this is the statue of the drowning man.

 

 

 

 

 

Black birds bathing.

Black birds bathing.

 

 

 

 

 

"Let's find a big, huge deserted beach to picnic on!" "Yes, dear, and then let's sit real close to our four-wheeled motorcycle!"

“Let’s find a big, huge deserted beach to picnic on!” “Yes, dear, and then let’s sit real close to our four-wheeled motorcycle!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

One worried dog.

One worried dog.

 

 

 

 

 

Incoming, too!

Incoming, too!

 

 

 

 

 

All photographs taken january 2013. Hope you enjoyed.

Alessandro Ciapanna