I got an email a few weeks ago from a photo editor at the New York Times. I freaked out. The New York Times? For me that’s big. I have always had this dream to work for the Associated Press and travel the world documenting life, news you name it. Unfortunately for me magazines and newspapers have been on a downward slide combined with cell phones and personal photojournalism taking over. Actually it’s pretty fortunate for me because I love what I do and wouldn’t change it for the world and I get to shoot editorials like this on the side. For this assignment they needed someone to shoot two Mexican musicians who I also happen to be a fan of. Rodrigo y Gabriela are phenomenal guitar players who are incredibly famous internationally, but little known at home in Mexico. I traveled to their studio in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo to shoot them for an article timed to print with the release of their new album Area 52 recorded with the band C.U.B.A. To read the Times article click here.
I’m not going to lie. I don’t think I could ever get tired of seeing Jillian Mitchell for the New York Times. Ever. Here are some shots of the studio and some outtakes from the shoot. I’m waiting on getting a hard copy of the paper brought down.