Why Smitten . . .
i have been fortunate to reside in some very beautiful places. i was enchanted with most all of them. some of my favorites include the rocky coast of maine, the pine-scented adirondacks, the red dirt plains of oklahoma, the glacier-carved finger lakes, idyllic martha’s vineyard, bustling new york city, the blue ridge mountains of asheville, magical santa fe and i currently find myself in sub-tropical ajijic, jalisco in central mexico. what a journey. each of these places hold a special place in my heart. i will always champion and cheer for these picturesque corners of the world and especially for my loved ones that remain there.
but, smitten is how i have felt since I set foot in this incredible country. documenting day-to-day life in mexico is what brings me great pleasure. i try to steal away whenever i can to wander neighborhoods and seek out special moments. i am hoping to capture all of it – varied texture. brilliant color. fascinating culture. rich traditions. soft lines and sharp angles. intruding power lines and electrical wires. sweet children and observant elders. warm light and evolving shadows. charming local structures and surprising modern architecture. bright mornings and spectacular sunsets. cobbled streets and breathtaking vistas. i am most definitely smitten with mexico.
pour a tequila. settle in. read about the inspiration behind the photos in THOUGHTS. browse my collection of mexican images in the GALLERY. check out the additional photo portfolios in MORE. every image seen on this website or on my corresponding social media pages is available for purchase . . . whether as a greeting card, as a stretched canvas or within one of my customized and colorful wood frames.
this is just the beginning. through this website, i hope to bring you many fun and creative ways for you to also become smitten with mexico.
– Bethany Anne Putnam