I returned to my hometown of El Paso, Texas in 1982 and over the next few years shot hundreds of portraits of the people who populated its downtown, just north of the bridge over the Rio Grande to Ciudad Juárez. As a smorgasbord of Mexicans and Americans flowed back and forth and up and down South El Paso Street, I’d dip into the crowd and inquire of individuals if I might please take their photo. Almost everyone said yes. I’d place them under the harsh Southwestern sun, shoot their portraits up close with a macro lens, and record the topographies of their faces. Here’s a sampling of the images of the men and women I photographed:
Signed artist archival, slightly toned pigment proofs of any of these images are available for collection:
14″ x 21″ on 17″ x 22″ Museo archival cotton paper. $500@
12″ x 18″ on 13″ x 19″ Museo archival cotton paper. $300@