I had a subject this semester called Fotografía Documental ("Documentary Photography"), where the entire semester was dedicated to putting together, well, a photographic documentary. Plans to follow a troop of graffiti artists around fell through (fear not, I'm still working on it) so instead I spent a couple of days with Agripina, a lovely woman… Continue reading Agripina!

Abandoned Buildings in Chapinero

A month or two back I was asked to participate in the creation of an audiovisual presentation by Universidad del Rosario's news website, Plaza Capital. The idea was to explore the abandoned buildings in Bogota's Chapinero neighbourhood, a sort of bridging area between the ancient streets of La Candelaria and the soulless, colourless north of… Continue reading Abandoned Buildings in Chapinero

Return to Gringoland

So when we left off at the end of The Vegas Adventure, I had just left my good friend Chris in the blinding light of a Vegas morning, to fend for himself on the Strip for one last day. While he wandered around in a daze, trying to think of things we'd forgotten to do… Continue reading Return to Gringoland

The Vegas Adventure

"So when I was sitting next to you guys on the plane, I thought you were Mormons," confesses our new friend Junior,  a young Colombian guy, as we sat waiting for connecting flights in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We laugh, but Junior is peculiarly stone faced. "No, I'm serious." Several weeks earlier, my housemate (who I'll… Continue reading The Vegas Adventure

“La Vida Sigue”

This week I had a little assignment for a subject that translates to 'Documentary Photography', where we had to make a photo essay on whatever theme we'd like. The next weekend my friends decided they'd like to visit Cementerio Central, Bogotá's main cemetery. A graveyard's as good as any other kind of yard for a… Continue reading “La Vida Sigue”

Medellin: Pronounce it ‘Medejin’, Gringos.

It's been a silent few weeks here at the Naked Pun, as uni work has been getting on top of me. A few weeks ago we had Universidad del Rosario's mid semester break, but because of a general apathy towards university work and a tendency to procrastinate, I could only afford a long weekend's worth… Continue reading Medellin: Pronounce it ‘Medejin’, Gringos.