Posted on December 15, 2014
I photographed three different celebrations for the Virgen of Guadalupe, but unfortunately one was on a camera card I formatted . . . really unfortunate as the photos were not stunning, but still showed the devotion in a procession up in Queen Creek. Below are images from dancers at PromiseAZ, a local group that helps community members reach their full potential. I showed up and Petra, the group’s main organizer invited me in. I loved photographing the dance, which I need more explanation for but it was wonderful to photograph.
The group below belongs to a really impressive dancer I’ve met, Joey Cazarez, and they were dancing for the Virgin of Guadalupe to any household that welcomed them. I’ve added most of the photographs so they can see how they turned out.
Posted on October 29, 2014
A friend of mine, Jose Cortez, invited me to come visit the Maryvale YMCA car show. The idea being to raise money to help at risk youth, a place for artists to exhibit work, danza Azteca and local rapper RDL. It was an impressive set up and I was glad Jose invited me to come see it, I’ve uploaded some of the photos here to share with those who were there.