June 2012

Way, way back in the day I lived in Sydney, Australia. After spending a few not so fun months living with three girls who were decidedly not meant to be sharing a small apartment together I met a crazy red haired chick named Christy. Christy was everything I had ever wanted to be, an amazing artist (this was still in my applied math and engineering days), completely free spirit, and just awesome all around. Christy and I spent that year living on Bondi beach and doing everything we could to find the most possible trouble to get into. If you’ve ever been to Syndey you know that this is incredibely easy.

Fast forward ten years and Christy (or monkey as we call each other) found her own monkey to spend her life with. It may or may not have started over a conversation about beans, but that’s a whole other story. Colin is the perfect match for my monkey and I couldn’t have been more honored to spend three days with them in Hudson, NY at the Apple Barn Farm estate. There was a small, intimate legal ceremony a few days before the wedding for family and a welcome dinner held at the smaller farm and then it was onto the big event. Things were a little hazy after a while, but I do know the dance party was insane which was only to be expected.

Christy, like myself, is a sucker for anything vintage so real polaroids were a must. I loaded up on film from the Impossible Project and although their developing process is still a bit experimental it fit in perfectly with Christy’s style. To see Christy’s amazing paintings go here.

Their wedding was also featured on Grey Likes Weddings and over at Lovely where Christy got her dresses including her amazing Delphine Manivet wedding dress. If you’re a New York bride this store is not to be missed.

 

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  • Catherine Abegg - Jiiiiiiiill!!! Amazing! I wish I had shot this one with you!!! xo.

  • Amanda - beautiful polaroid’s! what a lovely wedding.

I had the most unbelievable opportunity to document the benefit concert for Wirikuta in DF. Wirikutafest was a music festival organized by the Colectivo Ahó and Frente en Defensa de Wirikuta to bring attention to the problems of people Wixarika (Huichol) and the struggle for the defense of their sacred territory and cosmic spiritual center: Wirikuta. My main focus were documenting the Huichols who were there to speak about what is happening in Wirikuta and the group Defensa en Frente de Wirikuta who also helped put on the event, but my style in general is to tell a story so I pretty much covered everything I could. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty rad being on stage with Calle 13, Cafe Tacuva, Colectivo Ahó and others. If you haven’t heard of Lengualerta and Hector Guerra they’re going to be huge soon so better get on it.

Tuve una oportunidad increíble para documentar el concierto a beneficio de Wirikuta en el DF. Wirikutafest era un festival artístico organizado por el Colectivo Ahó y Frente en Defensa de Wirikuta para llamar la atención a los problemas del pueblo Wixarika (Huichol) y la lucha por la defensa de su territorio sagrado y centro espiritual cósmico: Wirikuta. Mi enfoque principal era documentar los Huicholes que estaban allí para hablar de lo que está sucediendo en Wirikuta y el grupo Defensa en Frente de Wirikuta, pero también como siempre quería contar una historia de todo el processo. No voy a mentir, que era super chido estar en el escenario con Calle 13, Café Tacuva, Colectivo Ahó y otros. Si no han oído de Lengualerta y Hector Guerra van a ser enormes pronto!

 

Pueden ver las fotos en blanco y negro que tome en la sierra aqui. You can see the photos that I took in the mountains with the Huichols here.

 

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  • eduardo - muy buenas fotos ese es el verdadero espiritu del wirikuta y arriba san pancho

  • Dario Soto - En pie de Lucha. Wirikuta no se vende, se ama y se defiende!!! AHO!!!

  • Contak - Gracias por plasmarlo…

  • MARIA ROSALVA - PRECIOSO MENSAJES QUE EMANAN DE ESTAS FOTOGRAFIAS…EN ELLAS SE PUEDE VER LA LUCHA POR SUS CREENCIAS, SUES SUEÑOS, SUS ESPERANZAS Y SOBRE TODO QUE NO ESTÁN SOLOS….SOMOS MUCHOS A SU LADO…

    MARIA ROSALVA

  • PABLO RIVADENEYRA MENDEZ - very nice your fotos…

  • MAGALY - ME DA MUCHO GUSTO QUE MUCHA GENTE ESTAMOS APOYANDO ESTA MOVIMIENTO Y ESTAMOS PROTEGIENDO A WIRIKUTA AUNQUE NO ES EL ÚNICO LUGAR HAY MAS LUGARES COMO EN VERACRUZ CON EL PROYECTO COLA DE CABALLO O CABO PULMO ESTAS FOTOS MUESTRA QUE SOMOS MAS CADA DÍA SON SIMPLEMENTE HERMOSAS

    GRACIAS POR LAS FOTOS TAN LINDAS

  • lau - chidisimas fothos super padres arriva wirikutha

  • Abdul A. López - Awesome!!!

  • José Luis Guzmán - El tiempo y el espacio en una misma alma… el mejor día de mi vida gracias por inmortalizar tan cabronamente el inicio de una nueva era..

  • José Luis Guzmán - El tiempo y el espacio en su sitio en una misma alma, el mejor día de mi vida, gracias por inmortalizarlo tan cabronamente… abrazo a mis hermanos los Wixarica!!:)

  • Tatiana Morales Reyes - Cuando se presentan este tipo de eventos donde tanta gente se reune para apoyar a una causa y si esta causa es para defender nuestras raices y nuestra verdadera identidad es cuando hay esperanza de un mundo mejor sin desigualdades y mas solidario donde todos nos reconoscamos como hermanos :)

  • lulu isais - protegiendo la espiritualidad..siguiendo huellas de venado,verdadero amor a la tierra..

  • admin - Gracias a todos! La verdad era un dia increible! Lo se que hay muchos lugares en todo Mexico y America Latina y todos debemos apoyar en la forma que podemos. Aho!

  • Perez - Beautiful!

I had a chance to shoot at what could be the most extraordinary luxury resort in Mexico, Las Ventanas al Paraiso. Seriously high end and seriously beautiful. I’m not allowed to share any photos of the couple themselves, but I can share the amazingness that is Las Ventanas and the details that Sarai and her team at Signature Weddings put together.

 

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  • Catherine Abegg - Check you out, sister! These are amazing!!! And what a crazy beautiful couple… I hope you danced your ass off, because this looks like it was a super fun crowd! xoxo.

  • Anne Damon - Just stumbled on your website and it’s stunning! This couple is gorgeous and their wedding was beautiful. I am always looking for creative and unique images of Mexico for inspiration for my folk art business. Thanks so much!

  • Amanda - gorgeous! i want to go there!

  • Sarai - “mas vale tarde que nunca” :) I am late on my comments but I wanted to tell you that I love every single photo of this wedding and it was a real joy to work with you!! Can’t wait for our next wedding together, working on it! Saludos from Cabo.