On a hot afternoon in Merida, Mexico, carriage drivers take a nap while waiting for the evening’s business to pick up.

French Wine Merchant

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Another candid Street Portrait, this time of a young man selling wine at an open air market in Eymet, France. Shot with a bridge camera, the Panasonic Lumix FZ28 while teaching a workshop there.


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I love shooting candid portraits, using available light, with my iPhone. This shot, however was taken with my Panasonic Lumix TZ-5, before I had an iPhone.

Meanwhile, over on Instagram, three days ago, I was honored to be chosen as “BnWButNot of the Week”, or Black and White But Not, for my candid sepia portrait of a Taos Pow Wow participant on Instagram’s @bnwbutnot gallery, out of some 265 thousand plus images. I invite you to follow my Instagram feed, @johnfarnsworthphotographer on Instagram, or, if you prefer, on my website,

Unless otherwise noted, all my Instagram images are shot on an iPhone.

Walking With Grandmother

1 walking grandmother

Laguna Beach, California . iPhone 4s / Snapseed


This is what I saw when I took my street photography inside a Mexico City market, El Mercado San Juan de Pugibet in Mexico City. I went there for tapas in the famed San Juan Tapas, which is only half the size it was on my last visit in April of 2015; but the tapas were still great. I'm not sure, but I believe the change is related to their having opened another location in the city.

Hasta mañana.




I got a couple of good shots today, while walking around my old Mexico City haunts. This was a favorite.

From Ciudad de Mexico, Centro, Hasta mañana.



“STRAWBERRIES, DOMINICAN FIGS” announced by loudspeaker repeatedly and as loud as the colors.

CDMX, OR Ciudad de México, as it is now known, is no longer Mexico, Distrito Federal, or D.F.

Hasta mañana.




TAKEN WITH iPHONE / iPhone 6+ Snapseed

As I was jaywalking across Avenida Juarez from the Alameda in Mexico City on the way to my hotel, I spotted this Tomada con iPhone 6 image on the back of a bus shelter. A pedestrian, walking down the bus lane was just the human element I needed to make this interesting street shot.

Backing up, transferring, synchronizing and checking data on all the phones mentioned yesterday has been eating my lunch all day today, and, in fact, I'm still working on it. So I'd better get back to it.

Hasta mañana.



NY IN DF / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

For those who may not recognize “DF”, that's Mexico's capitol city. Just as we have Washington, D.C, or

District of Colombia, the Mexicans have México, D.F., or Distrito Federal (Federal District), sometimes referred to as, simply, de efe.

I gues we all know what NY stands for.

Guess what? We had a day off! Had to make a quick run down to Santa Fe to run some errands. Thea drove on the way down, so I was able to get a bit more done on my research. Ditto for while she did some shopping.

Thea decided she could do on an iPhone 6+ everything she now does on her iPhone 4 and on her sluggish antique iPad. So I now have an iPhone 6s+ and she inherits my iPhone 6+. That means I'll be busy tonight and probably part of tomorrow backing up and transferring data between all four machines.

Then I will get back to my book projects and try to squeeze in some painting time before hitting the road for the winter.

Hasta mañana



CONCENTRATION / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

Lost in thought. Observed, for an instant, from two sides. Indefinitely from one.

Even when taking a break from street shooting, I like shooting street. Coffee time in Mexico City, and I just could not stop.

More researching and organizing again today. Getting publishing figured out. I think.

Hasta mañana.