Many of you have asked me to provide an overview of my recent assignment to shoot the travel and cultural images for a cookbook on the regional cuisine of Mexico, so the following is a summary. It was a whirlwind of a trip but it went without a serious hitch and I’d do it again in a heartbeat if given the opportunity. CLICK HERE or on the map above to be brought to an interactive map, then you can hover your mouse over each pin to see the name of the location and other third party info. Over time I may add my own images and other details to each pin, but for now those are stock photos and other peoples’ images and information that you’ll see there, not mine.
- Number of days allotted to the assignment: 35
- Average work day: 10 to 14 hours
- Days off: 0
- Different hotels: 15
- Cities ~ 41 (often we’d base ourselves in one city and then visit multiple cities each day in that area)
- Flights: 13 (I came to really like Aeromexico and their medium sized jets that fly into small, regional airports)
- Lost luggage: 1 (I had a bag that got delayed about 12 hours in Oaxaca, turned out not to be a big deal)
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites visited: 9
- UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages: Mexican cuisine (one of only two cuisines, France’s being the other)
- Estimated time traveling by plane, car, train, boat, motorcycle, taxi, other: 128 hours, so > 5 days
- 10,000+ images made
- >230 GB of RAW images made
- ~ 150 images estimated to be used in cookbook
If you have any other questions about the assignment, I’d be glad to answer them, just ask!