Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gran Poder

One of my former design students, Michael Dunn Caceres, is now a designer and photographer down in La Paz, Bolivia, where he took some unbelievably beautiful shots of the Fiesta del Gran Poder (Festival of the All-Powerful). The festival is a giant street party that celebrates Jesus and his part in the Trinity.

What's so cool about Michael's photographs is the use of black and white (in great contrast) for what you know is a totally colorful festival. This way his images focus on the composition and on the expressions of the celebrants. Great great stuff. More here on his flicker stream.
Now I just need to figure out which one I want a print of, and figure out how to get some South American mail! (update: they are available here, and mounted prints are well under $100! I am so getting one!)

el que dirige

la que baila



Beth Tondreau said...

Amazingly poder-ful. Great work.

Marla McLean, Atelierista said...

Beautiful images. The third is my favorite, the lighting is sublime.

Beth Tondreau said...

A photographer friend of mine advised "don't be afraid to get too close" when shooting. Michael's photos (and the other astounding shots on his Flickr stream) show how being in the thick of it makes a great shot. Of course, some of the other shots, taken from a distance, are just as breathtaking. Awed I am.