This week end, we took the kids to the Templo Mayor, some impressive ruins of a Mayan XIVth century temple in the heart of mexico city. Dedicated to the four elements, the light, the water, the wind and the earth, the remains of the temple are pretty beat up by centuries of colonization but are still a very enlightening about the Mayan deep connection to the 3 level of their universe.
A few weeks ago, I was contracted by Montblanc, the Swiss luxury watch maker, to photograph a very private event at one of their clients’ house. The mansion located in San Angel showcased a beautiful collection of mexican world renowned painters and was spectacularly decorated for Dia de los Muertos.
Ten very distinguished gentlemen were introduced to the exclusive world of Montblanc time pieces and, after being offered each a white glove and a magnifying glass, they could all admire and try on the beautiful watches Montblanc had created.
After an amazing gentlemen’s night entwailed in cigars, bourbon and fine french wines, they all went home with a Montblanc goody bag. Lucky them.
Friday, I gave a photo intro class to Kylian’s class. Since they were studying the Mona Lisa, their teacher, Melanie, asked me to photograph them Joconde style. The kids were really cooperative and some added their personal twist to the mythical Mona Lisa enigmatic smile.
In october, the Lycee Franco Mexicain celebrated “la Semaine du Gout”, a week dedicated to teaching the kids how to eat well and cook a nutritious meal. I chaperoned Aidan’s class to a local bakery. There, the kids got to bake their own bread, pain au chocolat and have fun in a professional kitchen. Earning your daily bread turned out to be a harder work than expected.
A few weeks ago, I went to Aidan’s class at the Lycee FrancoMexicain here in D.F. to talk to them about photography. theodora, their teacher, asked me to take two pictures of each kid, front and profile, so we would later cut their face in two and make a cubist portrait.
Here are some pics.