This piece is called Tecuani, 2017. It was taken in Nayarit, Mexico.
Aztec Warriors believed that they were inhabited by a jaguar spirit and that this spirit, or Tecuani, gave them the strength to face their fears and confront their enemies.
The model in this image is Juan, an indigenous Mexica who traces his ancestry to the Huichol and Chichimeca cultures. I worked with Juan on this concept. We must have shot about 50 frames before we found one where the dust looked just right. One that looked like a jaguar head leaping out of his hands. I then made a few tweaks in post-production to make the effect more pronounced.
A percentage of every sale goes to the model.
I work with an amazing Fine Art Printer. They use a process similar to the classic darkroom method called Chromogenic printing. This is my preferred printing method as it gives the images a richness and depth that suits my style of photography.
All my work is printed on premium Fuji Lustre paper and is guaranteed to not fade for over 70 years. This listing is for the print only, it does not include the frame. If you would like me to send you a framed print, send me a message. I offer a variety of options and we can discuss which will suit your home best.
This image is part of my Aztec Warrior wall art series and is my most popular print.
- Photography Print
- 50 cm x 70 cm
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Cool presentation and great insights. I enjoyed the talk.