Vintage Mexico, Circa 2014

Having published many colorful pictures of Mexico, I thought it would be fun to imagine the country before Kodachrome and pixels. On my last trip there I spent a few hours in a magnificent bookstore in the Condesa neighborhood of the capital. I walked out with Miradas Convergentes, a coffee table book of black and white photographs by Manuel  Álvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans. The book was published in 2003 to commemorate an exhibition at the Museum of the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. That event sought to recreate the 1935 show of photographs by the three masters at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. The Bellas Artes exposition followed by less than a year the death of Álvarez Bravo at age 100. While the book and the work of these great photographers inspired me, by no measure can I emulate their imagery. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy my effort to portray this beautiful country in the style of the early 20th Century. – Doug Hall

Pictures of Mexico - Queretaro state, Mexico

Queretaro state

 

Gardener, Mexico City

Gardener, Mexico City

 

Tlacoquemecatl street, Mexico City

Tlacoquemecatl street, Mexico City

Pictures of Mexico City - Rain

Mexico City

Pictures of Mexico, copal

Guanajuato state

Nun in Mexico City

Insurgentes street, Mexico City

Palacio de Belles Artes, Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

Pictures of Mexico - Palacio de Belles Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

A pulqueria in Mexico City

Pulqueria, Mexico City

Torre Latinoamericana, Mexico City

Torre Latinoamericana, Mexico City

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende

El Chopo, Mexico City

El Chopo, Mexico City

Sunday on Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

Sunday on Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

A cantina in Guanajuato state.

Black Cat cantina, Guanajuato state

Juice bar, Mexico City

Juice bar, Mexico City

 You may want to explore some of the colorful pictures of Mexico that I have previously posted.

Ghost Town

Tequila Art

Colors of San Miguel

© Doug Hall. All photographs were  made in Mexico in August and September of 2014. They cannot be used without prior written permission.

2 Responses to Vintage Mexico, Circa 2014

  1. Jane Kidd October 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    Beautiful, Doug!

  2. Abraham March 5, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    Great work! That´s Mexico, an old culture in a modern world, slowly rolling and mixing. With your photos you portray bits and pieces of different stages of the mixture. I´m glad to have such a talented custumer and neighbor.

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