Cajón Flamenco, Part 2

Elias´nimble hands

Elias´nimble hands

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:

Old Guadalquivir bridge

Old Guadalquivir bridge

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?

The Revuelo cajones lineup

The Revuelo cajones lineup

Elias getting down to it

Elias getting down to 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:

Stirring it up

Stirring it up

Artist, artisan and the Revuelo lineup

Artist, artisan and the Revuelo lineup

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:

Street-cajon-music

Street-cajon-music

Getting warmed up

Getting warmed up

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!

Good luck, Revuelo!

Good luck, Revuelo!

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!

The whole series will be hitting my stock portfolios in the coming weeks,  and will be gradually be found HERE

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About Olaf Speier

Hello, thanks for taking a look ! When I am not traveling somewhere or into some art project, I devote my time to stock photography. This blog intends to give an insight into my current stock projects.
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