Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

Family Portrait

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Family Portrait by José Moreno

Almost every time I take photos by xela I like that people want them to take pictures, it’s great … if anyone of you know this family and all diganle that are famous for XDP

Casí siempre que voy tomando fotos por xela me agrada que personas quieran que les tome fotografías, es muy bueno…si alguien de ustedes conoce a esta familia diganle que ya todos son famosos por XDP

It’s That Time of the Year

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

It's That Time of the Year by Luna McCarthy

It’s odd living in another culture and “feeling” the signs of seasons that may or may not be accurate; in Guatemala, we really only have two seasons, Summer and Winter. Then again, this beautiful country IS called the Land of Eternal Spring.

When I think of “back to school” season, I think of Autumn, not January. It’s only 40 years of my conditioning and customs. Also, when I see the parades start and the huge, colorful signs for the upcoming Queens of the area, to me it feels like Spring. I’m not sure why, perhaps a lifelong association of those kinds of activities with the beginning of summer, although here, that doesn’t really happen the same way. Regardless of what season it is here or in other parts of the world, here is where I’d rather be!

Perfect Model

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Perfect Model by Jose Moreno

Everything about this little girl, in this terrific shot by guest contributor Jose Moreno, is lovely. From her dark mischievous eyes and chubby little arm, to her super cool pink outfit, to her very styling hair…she is one of the best models I have ever seen! Perhaps I should have saved her for Fashion Friday, but she was just to cute to wait 3 more days!

One of Our Own

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Jose Moreno Self Portrait

XDP and all the “DP”s are usually of photos around the city or around Guatemala. But I remember about a year ago when GDP photog Hugo Muralles posted a picture of me (The Other Side of the Screen), stating, “Rules were made to be broken, right?”.

I feel the same way about this picture. I think that the guest contributors here at XDP are very worthy of being bragged about and this reflective shot of Jose Moreno is a great picture of a man at work.

Deep in Thought

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Pensando by Jose Moreno

It’s an interesting game to play, to wonder what people might be thinking. This lone man appears deep in thought. We don’t know if he is wondering what he needs to buy at the market or watching a dog cross the street. Perhaps he is missing a person long gone from his life or thinking that his left shoe pinches a little. Hard to say…and only he and God know what he was thinking at that moment.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Big Grin

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Big Grin by Luna McCarthy

People’s reactions to seeing cameras pointed at them can vary so much. Some people get very scowl-y, while others give their largest grins and hope that you are capturing them. This fellow caught me, just in time to give a very confident, ear-to-ear grin as my camera snapped, although I think he would have waited for another minute or two, just to be sure!

Rear View Mirror

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Rear View Mirror by Luna McCarthy

Funny the little things we see in daily life when we look in odd places. Perhaps not “odd” places, but the little glimpses of life that we all see, everyday…that so easily and quickly flit in and out of our minds.

Cheeks to Eat

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Cheeks to Eat by Luna McCarthy

It seems to be a global reaction of mothers and grandmothers around the world, to want to kiss and pretend to “eat” the cheeks of their babies and grandbabies. This little boy is so cute, he runs the risk of being smooched up by even total strangers around him.

Too Much PDA?

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

PDA by Luna McCarthy

Public Displays of Affection. That is some of what you will see in Parque Central. Of course there are the lovely little old people, sitting on the stone benches, holding hands and talking of their grandchildren. There are also the families that walk leisurely through the park, children and dogs in tow. But then there is also “young love”; the kind of love that means (and sometimes says), “I can’t live without you and having to say goodbye to you means that I will die without you (until we see each other after classes tomorrow)”. The kind of passion that leads a couple to kiss longingly and hold each other tenderly, stroking each other’s hair and nibbling at each other’s necks, even if they happen to be in a very public place.

Latino culture is a very romantic, affectionate and “touching” culture. But how much “PDA” is appropriate and how much should be reserved for private? What do you think??

Going for a Walk

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Mid-Morning Walk by Luna McCarthy

Two women and a toddler going for a stroll down one of Xela’s back streets in the mid-morning sun.

When I Grow Up

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

When I Grow Up by Luna McCarthy

I enjoy seeing people deep in thought; I always wonder what it might be that the person is thinking. This boy stands absorbed in thought as he looks over the railing at the top of Baul. Is he thinking about what he will be when he grows up? Is he thinking about what might be for dinner tonight or worried about a friend who is in the hospital…? He might even be planning some small revenge on his brother for breaking his favorite toy. Only he and perhaps the birds that fly just overhead of the mountain will ever know.

The Cowboy

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The Cowboy by Luna McCarthy

There is a solitude that one can have, even when one is surrounded by people. This fellow was sitting in a popular Xela restaurant surrounded by scurrying people, just taking a quiet moment to gather his thoughts.

Hiding From the Camera

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Hiding from the Camera

On my last trip to Demo I had this young lady asking me to take a picture of her sister. After I snapped a quick frame I turned my camera on here and she hid behind her breakfast.

A Portrait

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Remember when you are traveling take time to talk with people. If you are a photographer those few extra words can lead to some rather nice moments to photograph.

Celaya Youth Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Celaya Youth Symphony Orchestra

On Monday night, Celaya Youth Symphony Orchestra from Mexico gave an enjoyable concert at Central Park. Before the concert I walked around a little bit and tried to capture some portraits of the young musicians. The number of people, who filled Central Park that night, showed the interest of Quetzaltecos in classical music.

As a side note, I have to make a confession. At the beginning of the concert, while I was on the stage, taking photos, at the beginning of the concert, I passed by a light and it fell off the stage. But I swear I didn’t even touch it. I felt really bad, though.

Celaya Youth Symphony Orchestra Celaya Youth Symphony Orchestra

Celaya Youth Symphony Orchestra Celaya Youth Symphony Orchestra