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Portraits: Mónica

Portraits: Mónica

Desde chica Mónica ha bailado el ballet folklórico del Estado Mexicano de Jalisco. Su madre cosió por mano su vestido bonito. Fuimos al estudio un día frío en invierno y sacamos fotos, y aprendí que tengo mucho que aprender con respeto a tela que está moviendo!

Since Mónica was little she has danced ballet folklórico from the Mexican state of Jalisco. Her mother even made her beautiful dress by hand! We went to the studio on a cold wintery day and took some shots, and I learned I have a lot to learn about taking photos with moving fabric!

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Bárbara Hernández: Extreme Swimmer

Bárbara Hernández: Extreme Swimmer

I met Bárbara while swimming on an intramural team at the University of Chile in Santiago.  She specializes in swimming in freezing water (32-48 degrees Fahrenheit) and let me tag along to document one of her practice swims at Laguna del Inca behind Ski Portillo, a ski center at 2880m (9450ft) in altitude.  She is training to swim at the World Championship in ice swimming in Russia next year!

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