Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Perla Martinez 15th birthday party (Quince años). The Quince años is the Spanish equivalent to an American girl's sweet sixteen birthday party, and means that the young girl is becoming a woman. My favorite part of the night was when Perla's tiny young cousins came over to where she sat in the middle of the room, carrying red high heels on a silver platter, took off her old red chuck taylors and put the heels on her feet. It was so symbolic. I'm glad I got to photograph this tradition last night, even if it meant working on just 4 hours sleep this afternoon.