There are post that are timely and those that are not. Simple fact of life. Photography. I want to open a discussion that is valuable to everyone. The idea of a moment; moments witness and those we create. No matter the venue, no matter the culture, we perceive, create and effect.
As photographers, photojournalist; we will ultimately represent the scene. No matter how much we choose to involve ourselves-we play witness.
A shutter captures the moment, our presence interprets history.
I chose these images because they reflect both sides of an intricate and interesting small town tradition.
Durango is filled with characters of all background, but perhaps their is no match to that which the residents exude every winter in during the annual Snowdown celebrations in the heart of this historic mountain town…
Durango never disappoints when Carnival comes around! Rachel and I even had the opportunity to share a Baily’s with Old Greg at none other than the Historic El Rancho Tavern! Costumed revilers descended upon Main St. in a long stepped tradition as the clock stuck twelve, and the Devil himself stepped out for a smoke despite the stinging chill of an October’s night. Happy Halloween!