San Miguel by Tomas Richardson

Issue 2

This series of photographs was taken in and around the city of San Miguel, Mexico during the summer of 2000. It was my first extensive stay in the country. The French photographer Andre Breton described Mexico as a surrealist country par excellence during his stay in the 1930s. I think the photographs exhibit a certain amount of surrealism in the sense that they turn everyday subject matter into objects of study. They are black and white, hand held, street photographs that, for the author, hover somewhere between Cartier Bresson's obsession with geometry and Friedlander's emphasis on the personal.

Tomas Richardson lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
To view more of Tomas' work, please visit his website.