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Sunday
Jan092011

Pondering a Return

Updated on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 10:23AM by Registered CommenterKaleidoscope of Color

Back in early 2009, I made one of my pilgrimages to the sacred desert region in Mexico known as Huiricuta. This place has become very special to me and I can't explain exactly why. Huiricuta is sacred ground to the Huichole Indians as well as many other North American tribes. 

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Tuesday
Jan112011

It's Settled... Adios!

To be honest, I hesitated on going on this trip. It's cold, I didn't want to miss the season premier of Tosh.0 ;-) I've been to Mexico so many times already, etc. etc. Why do I ALWAYS try to talk myself out of these trips? 

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Thursday
Jan132011

Matehuala Street Sounds

Thursday
Jan132011

Matehuala Whirlpool

Feeling like a leaf caught in a whirlpool. I just keep walking in circles around this town looking for something... no, not looking... waiting. For what? I don't know.

I sort of feel like a ghost in this town. Everyone is going about their daily goings on and I'm just in some sort of holding pattern I suppose.

It's definitely time to make a move and head out into the desert tomorrow, but I'm baffled why I feel so anxious. Not excited, but feeling like something is getting ready to happen, but there are about a hundred snails ahead of me who've got to get theirs first.

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Thursday
Jan132011

The Doors

Fumbling through my pockets in search for the keys to the other side...

"The Doors" ~ Matehuala, Mexico (c) 2011 Skip Hunt

Friday
Jan212011

Peace Lives :-)

Just left the desert & after a night in Matehuala, will continue to Mexico City.

Happy to report the stone peace sign I started 2 years ago is still intact & I added more stones with the help of Señor Mescalito. :-)

More coming...

Friday
Jan212011

Mariachi on bus to Wadley, Mexico

Friday
Jan212011

Just Published Issue 7 of 20/20!

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

Live from the road, I just published issue 7 of 20/20 :: Huiricuta!

Beautifully printed and delivered. :-)

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Disfruta!

 

Huiricuta

Skip Hunt 20/20 Issue 7: Huiricuta

20/20 is a printed series with 20 pages and 20 images by Skip Hunt. These images were made and edited from the road in Matehuala, Mexico and the sacred desert known as Huiricuta during January 2011.

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Sunday
Jan232011

Huiricuta

Heading out into the desert felt a bit different this time. It may have been the familiarity having done so many times before, and by bus many years ago.

It may have had more to do with having the brand new perspective of more age and experience. Whatever it was, it had a distinctly fresh feel to it.

There were three other backpackers on the same bus. In the past, I'd have tried to make conversation with them. Now, I only wished to be alone and avoid all the cool Bohemian posturing.

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Wednesday
Jan262011

Mexico City Mega Mix ;-)

This mix is a mess for sure, but I think it also conveys the sensual overload that overcomes you before you learn to filter some of the sound texture out.

Mariachi Plaza DF.ogg by skiphunt

Wednesday
Jan262011

Cool & the Gang

"Cool & the Gang" :: Street market in Mexico City (c) 2011 Skip Hunt

Thursday
Jan272011

Magia de Mexico City

Five days into Mexico City and I'm amazed at how quick my perspective has changed. I can still vaguely remember how I felt coming into the city on the bus. So excited and ready for the sensual cornucopia.

Now, it's as if loneliness is taking over and the city is merely a background noise that won't go away. Last night there was cackling woman's laughter all night in the room next to mine. I think I could hear two men grunting as if they were trying to speak but were too drunk. Eventually the laughter gave way to loud ooing and groaning as you might expect. I figured they'd at least be finished soon so that I could sleep. Such was not the case. After a brief quiet, the cackling came back along with the voice of a young child in the room with them.

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Saturday
Jan292011

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart :: Coatepec, Mexico (c) 2011 Skip Hunt

This devotion is predominantly used in the Catholic Church and among some high-church Anglicans. The devotion especially emphasizes the unmitigated love, compassion, and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity. The origin of this devotion in its modern form is derived from a French Roman Catholic nun, Marguerite Marie Alacoque, who said she learned the devotion from Jesus during a mystical experience. Predecessors to the modern devotion arose unmistakably in the Middle Ages in various facets of Catholic mysticism.

Saturday
Jan292011

¿Por qué?

Sueno de Gustavo :: Coatepec, Mexico (c) 2011 Skip Hunt

¿Por qué

Woke up early one morning and wondered in the darkness why I'm doing any of this. Why make images at all? Why write any of this down? Why care?

At first, it was easy to just claim it's just some artistic compulsion, or something mysterious I'd never know. But this time I decided to dig deeper. Why does it matter if I make images that give me pleasure or hopefully others a bit of pleasure as well?

What does it mean if someone other than myself approves of something I create? If they are giving me money that translates in a bit more freedom to move about, then that's one reason of course. But, I feel there's some other reason I'm doing this. Is it to document the experience to share with someone else? If so, who am I to think my experience is of any more interest than the reader's own experience?

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Monday
Jan312011

New 20/20 :: MEX D.F. Issue!

Just published a fresh Skip Hunt 20/20 Issue!

MEX D.F.

Skip Hunt 20/20 Issue 8: MEX D.F.

20/20 is a printed series with 20 pages and 20 images by Skip Hunt. These images were made and edited from the road in Mexico City during January 2011. All rights reserved © 2011 Skip Hunthttp://www.kaleidoscopeofcolor.com + www.skiphuntphotograp…

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Monday
Jan312011

Java Jitters

New Travelog Phone Blog from Coatepec, Mexico here:

Tuesday
Feb012011

Peace Out

"Peace Out" :: Xico, Mexico (c) 2011 Skip Hunt

Thursday
Feb032011

Coatepec + Xico + Veracruz

"Tug" :: Veracruz, Mexico (c) 2011 Skip Hunt

Coatepec + Xico + Veracruz

Arriving in Coatepec just felt right. I don't know why. It was raining, a bit chilly and I spent over two hours trudging around in a misty rain looking for a cheap room. Time after time I was sent on a wild goose chase with clear directions of "go two streets, then turn left, then go three more streets, then just around from the church go down the side road." It's always possible that I simply wasn't understanding the Spanish, but dang it... I had them repeat a couple times to make sure I had it right. Then I'd get there and there'd be nothing resembling what I'd told about. That's the way the tortilla rips in Mexico though. Often someone instead of just saying they don't know, will send you on your way with fantasy directions. And, then sometimes you just get it wrong.

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Friday
Feb042011

Veracruz Noche

Audio phone travelog or Phlog from Veracruz, Mexico!

Friday
Feb042011

Spankin' New 20/20 :: Coatep/Xico Issue!

Just published the creamy fresh new 20/20 photo issue number 9 from several days in Coatepec and Xico, Mexico!

Coatepec/Xico

Skip Hunt 20/20 Issue 9: Coatepec/Xico

20/20 is a printed series with 20 pages and 20 images by Skip Hunt. These images were made and edited from the road in Coatepec and neighboring Xico, Mexico during Jan/Feb 2011.
All rights reserved © 2011 Skip Hunt
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