Urban Looks From Javier Salcido

The idea of capturing a moment in time is implemented in this collection of urban photography looks, and this is something that the Mexican creative say was installed in him from a young age ” Since my childhood I am attracted by the world of photography and graphic arts, transforming every memory of my life in pictures”. Born in Torreon, Coahuila Im not sure if Javier crafted these images in his hometown or elsewhere in Mexico, but they provide a insightful look into the urban surroundings within the country. I think the most notable underlying concept behind these images is a sense of society and community, its quite a personalised collection and you can almost imagine the sounds and smells of the streets in this series. The post processing has helped to give series a unique aesthetic and is one that demands attention to detail, the more you look at the first image in the series the more you can appreciate the detailing of the piece. From the graffiti on the wall to the branding on the truck it all holds a fine detail cultured style which keeps the viewer interested and engaged. Hopefully in the future we will see a personal site from Javier Salcido but for now enjoy above and below.

8 Comments

  • Sophia Bush

    This pictures are actually very good, and I liked the description of them. Congratulations to the photographer and the writer that published this, thankyou for making us feel the community…

  • George Murray

    I dont know why peoplw keep portraying Mexico as an 18th century shitty town… I´ve travelled all around Mexico, and Mexico is a completely urbanized country filled with beatuiful people riding glamorous and expensive cars… but for some reason photographers and movie makers kepp portraying it as a shitty town filled with ugly donjey riders…

  • vera

    i like it! I love your work and it’s a very realistic vision torreon

  • Roger Iga

    I agree with “George Murray”. Mexico is not the shithole portrayed on those pictures and movies…

  • Daniel Benning

    Thanks Sophia, your comments are much appreciated.. and to George, its an interesting point – I think its an engaging look which I think that most cultures are not used to, for sure in london its one which is different to what we have here, and people love diversity. I agree with you but I think there perhaps are photographers portraying Mexico in a good light but maybe they are lost amongst the majority capturing these sort of looks, we could be having the same discussion the other way round aswell remember, it think its hard to please everyone. I will keep this in mind when searching for content though and perhaps we will get to see the other side.

  • Lo

    Although these pictures are beautiful this is not the whole of Torreón… what is portrayed here is the poor side of the city… and photographers tend to portray these scenes because it is difficult to find a similar scenery in other countries (although theres always poor neighborhoods and such), when in the other hand, the urban side of the country could be found elsewhere… buildings, highways… nice cars…
    Torreón does have nice cars and people dressed in all fashion… people should portray that as well… sometimes so many pictures of poverty can get tourists out of the country…

  • alma ramirez b.

    javier… eres excelente en lo que haces, y estoy orgullosa de ti!!!!
    y se que viene lo mejor… estoy convencida… y las pic.. pues yo ya las habia vistoo =) y estannn fregonassss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    tqm amiguito ?

  • Javier Salcido

    hello, I see that my images have generated several comments good and bad and for that were taken to transmit feelings, and you have the whole truth George Murray is not only poverty in mexico and what is in these images, but these colors and these textures are what mexico make also colorful and diverse that it is a reality, hard but it’s reality

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