Faces I remember: Mexico (4)

Portrait of Mexican man

Señor Sanchez

I asked Señor Sanchez if I could make his portrait. He quickly answered, “¿Cuánto?” How much? I paid him fifty pesos.

a flower girl selling flowers in Mexico

Paula, the flower girl

My mother was a florist so I have a soft spot for ladies selling flowers. I found Paula selling roses in San Miguel de Allende.

An older Mexican woman, mujer

Señora Antonia

When I asked Señora Antonia if I could make her portrait, she beamed broadly. But when I lifted the camera to my eye, she put on a stern look. I think she wanted me to know who was the boss.

Mexican boy, muchacho


I call this portrait “Muchacho,” which means boy in Spanish. I didn’t get this little fellow’s name, but I just loved the wonder in his eyes.

6 Responses to Faces I remember: Mexico (4)

  1. John Robins March 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Great portraits, Doug.

  2. Curt March 12, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    I love these, Doug. It take a special kind of nerve to approach a stranger and ask to take their photo!!

  3. Roberto Munoz March 12, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    You captured the soul of Mexico with your photos! Marvelous, excellent!

  4. John Pike March 12, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Love these, Doug. Keep them coming.

  5. jim johnston March 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    Definitely worth those 50 pesos!


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