THE MIGHT SONY DSC-75
Just a quick note to self. My first digital camera was 3MP Sony DSC-75. It was state of the art back in the day. And now, that I have a Canon 7D, I’m starting to believe that my most beloved photos (at least by myself) were taken using the Sony camera.
I WILL BE RIGHT HERE
I just love taking photos of dogs, specially when they strike a dramatic pose, or as in this case, cast a very nice and long shadow. I found this cute guy wandering the streets of Real de Catorce, Mexico. He just stood there, looking at nothing, waiting for me to take the capture him.
A dog standing still at Real de Catorce
It is amazing to see the junk people gather in some areas of their homes. I once had this neighbor that had all the things you can imagine on his roof. He had from antique air conditioners to a whole V8 machine up there. What was their purpose? None, he was just a junk collector. Is there mental condition that drives people to do that?
THE UGLY DOLL
This doll was lying deep within a pile of junk. It wasn’t ugly in itself, but it surely had seen much better days. The sun, the weather and the abandonment had taken much of its beauty away.
A doll lying forgotten on a roof
KID AND CHICKENS
I went for a walk very early in the morning (to be able to to get the best photos, or so they say) and saw this little boy feeding his mom’s chickens with corn. Call me a cry-baby if you want to, but images like this break my heart; you don’t see kids helping their families too often in my hometown nowadays.
Kid and chickens is San Jose del Rio
THE LAST ICE MERCHANT
The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero) from Sandy Patch on Vimeo.
For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His brothers, both raised as ice merchants, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a story of cultural change and how three brothers have adapted to it.
Director/Cinematographer: Sandy Patch
Producers: Jeremy Yaches, Rodrigo Donoso
Editor: Josh Banville
Supervising Editor: Jeremiah Zagar
Music: Andes Manta
Official site: http://thelasticemerchant.com
Starting this Saturday I will post a video from Vimeo or YouTube that I find inspiring. I already saw the one I’m posting tomorrow, and all I have to say is wow!
Deep within the Nuevo Leon’s Desert you will eventually stumble upon this little town named “El Milagro”. The town consists in no more than ten houses and a mini-store. The place looked like a ghost town, but then this little girl came out from nowhere and with a loud scream starting chasing our car. She was selling goat cheese.
The Girl and The Miracle
A ROSE FOR THE APOCALYPSE
A ROSE FOR THE APOCALYPSE
THE CENOBITE OF THE WHITE DESERT
Standing on the white sands of the Cuatro Cienegas desert, with the sun burning my back I felt like a Lawrence of Arabia. I noticed how long and menacing my shadow was getting so, with my camera hanging from my neck, I took this self shot (I don’t remember doing a duck face, but I surely was since every self shot must have duck face).
FLUIDIZED BED COATING SYSTEM
This is a very old render of a Fluidized Bed Coating System. I did the CAD drawings, some Inventor files, a couple of movement graphs, some 3D MAX renders and a scanline animation (I will probably post an excerpt from it next Tuesday), but the project never took off. This is a 2007 render, I wonder how this would look with new textures and a 2013 engine.
FLUIDIZED BED COATING SYSTEM
GRAB A SMILE
The sun was fully glowing at the sky, but the weather was rather chilly in San Ildefonso, Galeana. There I found this photogenic kid waiting for Santa Claus. At the end of the day, Santa did came, and he and all of his friends had a Merry Christmas.
Grab a Smile in San Ildefonso, Galeana, Mexico
AND WHY I DON’T CARE
Ten years ago give or take, I was Deviantart Star and I lived to recover myself from the stardom; I gave a lot of comments, I gave words of advice -there was this girl who was shooting self nudes at the time but used a nice config of lights to do them; she had a lot of “your hot!” (sic) kind of comments, and I told her to cut the nudies, and she listened… now she runs her own wedding photography business-, then I started to slowly move to flickr because DeviantArt became a place for photo divas. But flickr was a place of groups, be nice to the moderator and you will get hundreds of comments, so I struggled a lot with that until I gave up -much later I tried 500px only to find it was far worst than flickr and deviantart combined-. If you want to succeed at those sites, you better be a girl, shoot selfies, and be prepared to get “you have beter boobs then Kate Upton”(sic).
AND THIS IS MY MOST POPULAR PHOTO ON FLICKR
Are you catching my drift now? While my typical photo only had 100 views in average, this one has 4661 views. I captured this photo on the runway of the Monterrey Moda Nextel fashion show, and it is one of my favorites; why? Because I run this place and I’m not trying to become a star in here.
Model on the Monterrey Moda Nextel runway
If you know your memes you probably know who Ancle Doland is. Now, I found this little cart at a Mexican fair, does it look like a classy version of Doland? Hell! classy and Doland in the same sentence!
A couple of summers ago we had this amazing lunar eclipse, and to catch a better glimpse of the phenomenon I went to a National Park -not so far from my hometown- armed with my then state-of-the-art Sony DSC-75 and a tripod. The place was packed with people, it was summer after all. I was clueless about astronomy photography, but there I was, surrounded by other visitors who were asking questions like ‘Why is your camera pointing towards the sky?’ ‘What’s an eclipse?’, etc. My expression went from ‘wow’ to incredulity, how were they so unaware about the eclipse? But then they knew everything about Mexican soap operas. Priorities, I guess. Anyway, all my photos turned out noisy and crappy, so this is a photo of the moon taken with Canon 7D.