After Antonio finished our cajón, it was about packing half a dozen of them in the car boot an move on to our outdoor locations. Lora is a charming Andalusian town that spreads along Guadalquivir river as it runs towards Seville. The late May sun was already pretty strong and set up a nice play of lights and shades on the old bridge over the river:
A flock of goats had just crossed it minutes before, so conditions were sub-optimal but then again, photography is about defying the odds, isn´t it?
Antonio´s instrument brand name -Revuelo- stands for stir in English, and Elias is always willing to prove the name so very right. Two bare hands and a simple wooden instrument stirring it up:
Being an Andalusian town, the old part is not short of charming cobblestoned streets with whitewashed facades opening to shady patios. So off we went for our last location, where soon neighbors joined in with the cheer and some improvised flamenco singing:
On shoots like this to me photography turns into education: all these doors that open to me and my camera are a constant learning process, today I became reasonably educated on flamenco percussion instruments. And enjoyed a sunny Andalusian day. And very good company!
Very special thanks to Antonio for opening his workshop to my camera and for helping me spot outdoor locations. All the best for your Cajones Revuelo project! And to Elías for riding around with us all morning and giving me the chance to shoot him in action. ¡Gracias, maestro!
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