About Erin
Erin, nomadic being inspired by the unknown. Based as a freelance photographer for 5 years in Mexico Erin has recently returned to explore her homeland of New Zealand. Erin’s work applies environmental portraiture with landscapes and habitats to break the stereotypes which surround her subjects.
https://www.erinleephotography.com
Current city: Christchurch
Other cities: Mexico City
Erin, nomadic being inspired by the unknown. Based as a freelance photographer for 5 years in Mexico Erin has recently returned to explore her homeland of New Zealand. Erin’s work applies environmental portraiture with landscapes and habitats to break the stereotypes which surround her subjects.
 
If you are visiting Mexico City you must use the metro to get a true insight into daily life in the capital city, but be prepared as it is hectic as! Sometimes feels like the entire Mexico City population is in your carriage during rush hour. Used by around 4.4 million passengers on an average weekday, it has 195 stations and more than 226km of track on 12 lines. Trains arrive every two to three minutes during rush hours. At M$5 a ride, it’s one of the world’s cheapest subways and will get you across the entire city. Best option for people watching and striking up conversation with people you may not otherwise talk to.
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Passion of Christ in Iztapalapa. Iztapalapa, is the most populous of Mexico City's 16 boroughs, an urban sprawl on the eastern edge of Mexico City, home to nearly two million people and one of the city's lowest-income areas. Every year a huge numbers of additional visitors, an estimated 2-4 million spectators gather to watch the annual Passion of the Christ procession. The area has been plagued by high crime rates and instances of domestic violence for years therefore, the prestige and scale of the Passion procession are a much-needed source of honour for a community that is so often portrayed negatively in the news.
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Mami Slut is one of the only dance parties in Mexico City with a mission to have decent music at queer friendly parties, Latin beats. Started by DJ Travieza and La Mendoza, the monthly celebration at Bahia Bar has become a premier gathering point for queer folks looking for a safe space to grind to reggaeton, cumbia, dembow, and basically anything other than the house music and Madonna songs that dominate the city's gay parties.
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Entering Santa Fe, Mexico City. Santa Fe is one of Mexico City's major business districts, located in the west part of the city, consisting of countless high-rise buildings that tower over Latin America's largest shopping mall. Built over existing landfills, several layers of sand was poured over millions of tons of garbage before constructions began. Many original residents of the outlying suburbs were evicted and forced to the outskirts seen here.
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Plaza Garibaldi, home to Mexico City’s mariachis. Located along one of the city’s main avenues, Eje Central a few blocks from the Fine Arts Palace. At all hours of the day and night, mariachi bands can be found playing or soliciting gigs from visitors to the Plaza, or on the main avenue trying to get picked up and taken to house parties to play. A must see if you are in the city centre.
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I was born in the mid 1980's and grow up in London. From always having a fascination with mechanical objects and relentlessly playing with lego as a child becoming a still life photographer seemed like a natural progression. There is something enormously rewarding about creating exactly whats in your head. I try and make my images on first glance look completely perfect but on closer inspection its revealed there are many imperfections, if you look closer at the 'Wrapping Paper Series' you can see all the joins and creases. I think this makes it look and feel like a photograph and not CGI.
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Ken Hermann is a Danish photographer who works in the fields of portrait, editorial - and commercial photography. An urge to explore photography and different cultures has brought Ken around the world, from secluded regions of India and Ethiopia to the big city landscapes of New York where he has worked for renowned photographers like Brigitte Lacombe and Asger Carlsen. The life in the cities as well as in the more abandon places is a big inspirational source to Ken Hermann and he loves to combine his commercial work with his other true passion- to explore life, people, and cultures. His work has been published by a number of magazines and websites and he is a finalist of this years Hasselblad Masters with his ‘city surfer’ project which is being exhibited in LA, London, New York and Berlin. Based in Copenhagen he works for a diverse range of clients amongst those leading brands, media and agencies.
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Simon Wald-Lasowski (Paris, 1980) is a freelance photographer and art director. He makes colorful, fun, twisted work by use of bricolage, word play and 'cliché bending'. Lighthearted at first sight, his images often reveal a certain depth on second inspection. His approach is always very personal, which blur the boundaries between autonomous and commissioned work. He lives in Amsterdam and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2004 as a graphic designer. Occasionally he also works as a Wedding MC.
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I was born and raised in a small suburban town outside of Chicago. I moved to the city, where I now reside, while attending Columbia College Chicago to work on my B.A. in Photography which I received in 2012. My personal work as of late has focused on matters of family and cultural connection.
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Cristian Ordóñez is a designer and photographer currently based in Toronto. Lived as a kid in Christchurch, New Zealand and Miami, Florida. He started his career more than 12 years ago in his native Santiago de Chile, where he operated H23 Studio. He arrived in Canada in 2008 to work at Blast Radius as Art Director. Today he resides at Concrete Design and does a variety of work across design, photography and artwork.  
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