Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mexican Tarot

From Raul Jose Pere'z Mexican Tarot.

These images come from Raul Jose Pere'z Mexican Tarot. They were shot in Mexico City, the city where I grew up. I think they really capture the flamboyant, often bizarre urban mix of "La Capital". Each card features a different city character (shop keepers, street performers, a housewife hanging laundry, etc). The models are shot in fantastic , yet very real settings. Those familiar with Mexico City would agree that it wouldn't be that unusual finding these characters just around the corner. The artist has managed to give traditional archetypes a more human form, while maintaining the fantastic charcteristics of the Tarot. Wouldn't it be interesting to see other Tarot cards featuring the local flavor of other cities?

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