Photo Essay

Oaxacan Bug Experiment

Oaxacan Bug 1

Visiting Mexico for the first time, I was stoked to explore its history and culture, there mainly to photograph the Dia de los Muertos festivities. But as the holiday celebrations faded away, I began focusing my attention on the magic of the Oaxacan streets, where the spanish architecture is unique and the colors are absolutely vibrant. Strolling along, one more detail kept me fascinated...the overwhelming population of VW Bugs, or Vochos as the locals call them. They are everywhere and in every direction, and I eventually learned that they take great pride in these cars, as they were produced here years longer than anywhere else in the world. And so it clicked, by combining both the architecture and Bugs into a color combination experiment, a fun, ongoing series of VW Bug portrait photography began. I hope others enjoy the photos as much as I enjoy taking them.

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2 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (2 Jul 2013):

    Love this experiment...Just so alive with vibrant colours!

  • Andrew Dutton

    Andrew Dutton (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2013):

    Great story and first car was a 1958 VW Bug

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