First Photos from Mexico

Nude, Mexico, 2019 – with Kate Snig

I wrote in a blog post at the end of last month (here) that I had recently returned home from a trip to Mexico.  As I have now gotten all of the film from the trip developed, and have begun to scan them, I thought I’d post a few images.
Regarding the trip, it was organized by UTadventure, and for nearly a week we stayed at a beautiful, old hacienda on the Yucatan peninsula, outside of the city of Merida.
This was my first trip to Mexico, and in fact, to any primarily Spanish speaking country.  This may be a bit surprising to followers of my blog, as you should know that I like to travel the world, but also because I studied Spanish for three years in high school.  Finally, I would be able to put some of it to use – though I admit that I did a lot of reviewing before I left home.

Nude, Mexico, 2019 – with Sienna Hayes

Flying into Mexico City from New York on the first leg of my flight, I could see from my window seat that Mexico’s capital city is located in a mountainous area.  From the flight into Merida, however, flying first over central Mexico, then over the Gulf of Mexico and finally over the Yucatan peninsula itself, I could see that the landscape of Yucatan is completely and totally flat.  In fact, it seems to be just about as flat as flat could be.
Regarding Mexico, I loved it my entire time there (well, except at the airports) – the culture, the architecture, the food, the light (though, as almost everyone advised me, I did not drink the water).  Of course, to that list I must add the people of Mexico, who were very warm, friendly and welcoming – hardly the “rapists and murderers” that some people would want you to believe them to be.

Nude, Mexico, 2019 – with Dasha U

As for the photography, we had three very good art models to photograph – Kate Snig, Sienna Hayes and Dasha U.  As noted in my above-referenced blog post, I had worked with Sienna previously in New York, but I had not worked with Kate and Dasha before.  I think I came home with good photos of all of them.
Here now are one photo of each of them, photographed on the grounds of our hacienda on the first day of photographing.  More will follow in the future.
As for Mexico, this was my first visit there, but I hope it will not be the last.

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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