Me and my blog

My name is Marianne. I was born, raised and currently reside in Mexico City, a chaotic as well as interesting City.

One of my hobbies is photography, and this is the reason I started this blog: to share what I photograph during my travels outside and inside Mexico or about anything that catches my attention in my daily world. So this is essentially a photoblog. I’m especially interested in travel photography, street photography, architectural photography, art, street art, and cultural diversity,

I named my blog  “Exploring the world”, having in mind the idea of exploring it by images, not by words. For this reason, I generally post only photographs, although I sometimes write about the places I travel to, but not too often. I prefer my photographs to talk about the world.

My enthusiasm for photography started in my childhood when my parents gave me as a Christmas present my first camera, an Instamatic 101 Kodak Camera that I usually took to my school to photograph  my friends as well as my daily life, but I guess that essentially the reason of my approach to photography was that when I was a child my father usually carried his camera around and was always taking photographs. Nevertheless, I got seriously involved in photography as a teenager when my dad gave me his Canon TX camera, a manual 35 mm SLR. Back then, I joined a photography workshop at my high school, where I learned lab techniques, and some others at the Argentinean House of Culture in Mexico City. I will always remeber that experience as a great adventure that made me really happy.

Mexico City. Me, while taking a photography workshop at the Argentinean House of Culture, in 1992

Mexico City. Me, while taking a photography workshop at the Argentinean House of Culture, in 1992

I have used the same Canon TX camera since back then until 2012, when I got into a new adventure: digital photography. An adventure that I want to share with you, so I hope you will join me “Exploring the world” by this photo blog.

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely,

every hundredth of a second.”

Marc Riboud

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17 thoughts on “Me and my blog

  1. G’day! Looking forward to seeing your photos and how your blog develops through Blogging 101. 🙂

  2. Also looking forward to stopping by periodically to see the photographs of your travels. I got into photography in a similar manner starting with an instamatic then moving to Canon – initially AE1 then A 1. Moved to digital about 10 years ago and now use a 5D MkIII. Just can’t image going back to rolls of film.

    • I must confess I would love to make film photography again. I still have some “new” (not used) films, and I was dreaming about using them and get into the lab 🙂

  3. Very nice focus on life surrounding which we can easily pass by. I also had a Kodak Instamatic, a 25 from many years ago! I had it because my mother collected “stamps” with her shopping and then you could “buy” a gift!:) Thanks for the memory and your focus!

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the ‘like’ on the beneath our feet post. Glad to discover your photo blog, and excited to see the pics. I spent part of my childhood living in Mexico – in Durango – and would love a return visit to really appreciate all the sights. Look forward to seeing some of Mexico through your pics.

    • Really, Suzette? My father was born in Durango, although he lives in Mexico City since he was 14 years old. Thanks for your kind words. Have a nice week!
      Marianne

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