Monthly Archives: February 2006

Heading home We had a fantastic time, but it’s always nice to be heading home. We’re up at the crack of dawn to fly to Mexico City on Mexicana, then on United to Chicago. We took about 3000 photographs over the course of five days, and I can’t wait to get them sorted, retouched and […]

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Reef Resort Yucatan, Progreso, Chelem After some rigorous last-minute posing sessions, the workshop finished at noon and we bid our farewells. Michele took us to look at various properties for sale in Progreso and Chelem, all beachfront. The area is being slowly built up with vacation homes, small condos and a small hotel or two. […]

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Reef Resort Yucatan, Tanil Hacienda We’re having a great time, and learning so much. Next year’s workshop is in Guatemala, and in 2008 it’s in Thailand. We’ve already told Michele that she can confirm our standing reservation, once a year, for these jaunts. Both sound fantastic. We’ve gathered a bit of a reputation at the […]

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Reef Resort Yucatan, Izamal The six students, plus Monte, Michele and three beautiful chicas set off for the town of Izamal in central Yucatan. It took about an hour to get there from the resort. The further you get from civilization, the bigger the potholes. I’m tyring to type this as accurtately as poss bile […]

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Reef Resort Yucatan, Telchac, Xcambo It seems that the further we get from the resort, the more exotic the people’s faces become. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking from an overeager gringo like me. I want to photograph really authentic, ethnic subjects in traditional clothing and backgrounds. My trigger finger twitches at the thought of using […]

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