Part of my younger years were spent doing a lot of sports, but I had a thing for gymnastics which I got to practice for six or seven years.
That’s why I felt so happy when I got a call to do a photoshoot before a competition, I was thrilled to do it!
It brought me back to those days when training was hard, so hard you could see your hands peeled off and it didn’t matter, when you get to the point when you challenge your body, when you know you have your limits and still feel the need to try it until you make it right. I must say that gimnastics shaped me a lot into the person I am today.
When I was in there, I felt like if I could I would do it again, then I remembered my physical capacity ain’t the same as it used to…
But it was fun to go back in there with my camera!
This had me with mixed emotions… On one hand, just the thought of being their official photographer through the years, this time having the chance to document their last concert… The very last one.
On the other hand, having the honor of covering their most important venues, being a part of it all through my lens… I feel grateful, and will always be.
The farewell venue happened at the Black Coyote Theater, it felt most like an MTV Unplugged (sort of), but absolutely electrifying! The crowd’s reactions and interactions were just there, it all had me jumping around with my camera while capturing those moments.
I specially like to thank my dear friend Aaron Sztarkmann (the greatest bass player there is) for putting such job on my hands and eyes.
Antigua Guatemala has a magic of its own, this city was founded during the Spanish colonization, becoming the Capitanía General de Centroamerica or Kingdom of Guatemala. It’s well known for the good preservation of its old architecture dating from the 1500 century.
It is a 6 hour drive from San Salvador, through the capital city of Guatemala. We’ve been going there quite often since childhood.
It’s also a well visited destination for tourists from around the world, their people are really kind and friendly.