Photography has always been a big part of all the design work we do. The objectifying aspect of what the camera lense does for what we see can be compelling but also instructive at times. We care about innovation, enterprise, culture, and art and so wherever we go we snap a few shots. Those shots sometimes end up promoting the people and enterprises we like on our site and elsewhere. Occasionally they end up as book covers and in publications.
On the book cover below you see a shot of two of us visiting an archaeological site in northern Mexico in the state of Sonora. The site is called Cerro De Trincheras. People of several different cultures in the the southwest US and northern Mexico region built terraced hilltop sites over a span of 2500 years. The earliest sites were occupied 3000 years ago, but others were occupied as late as the century when Columbus reached the Americas. These terraced hilltops are still not well understood. In the case of the one you see on the book cover, as you reach the top of the hill you are greeted by a simple and yet elegant labyrinth. Despite our efforts at photographic
“The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
We “Modern Humans” often think of humans who came before us as less capable or less intelligent and even less creative. We point to modern civilization as an example of proof for this belief. However individually none of us created what we currently see. It was a culmination of ideas and their implementation by many over time. Individually we all have varying degrees of ability in different areas. For the most part humans are creative and intelligent and have applied themselves in acts of creativity in all time periods. The National Museum of Anthropology and what it contains makes this point clearly. The looks of awe and amazement on the faces of the visitors around us said it all.
If you get an opportunity to visit this museum, do it!
Selected Photos from the Museo Nacional de Antropología
Photos by Artotems Co.
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