Almost everyone knows Frida Kahlo or at least know her image and impact in today’s culture. That’s why her house turned into a museum is a must-go-to attraction for those visiting Mexico City.
During our recent trip to Mexico, we had the chance to visit Frida’s house. The first time I visited it was in my early teens and I remember being overwhelmed by the intensity and dramatic overload of emotion in her work. This time it was no different but what stuck with me since then was the impact that the cobalt blue walls of the facade had on my visual memory; As soon as we walked in, the emotion of the paintings and the stress of the crowds disappeared as the house became a playground to my eye and mind. I could easily spend days here photographing the effects of light, shape, and texture. It was a great humbling exercise which took me back to the very basics of photography and art and experiences like this only happen when you deeply connect with what you photograph.
Here are my favourite shots from the visit: