Street magician. Quito, Ecuador Summer 1981. Why make images? If it is the expectation that an audience will care, it may be trying to sing softly into a 40mph blizzard hoping to be heard. Can it be only for the telling itself?
“Stop me if you’ve heard this before” is the beginning to so many tales because diffidence and uncertainty jockey for position over the hoped-for interest in the tale.
I intended these 40 years ago images to be a small story of the indigenous peoples of Ecuador, one of their elders, and their daily means of sustenance, from selling fruits and vegetables to performing street magic and weaving and selling textiles.