But of course, I’m not going to show you what’s inside Frida’s house and museum! In this post, I’m going to show you what I found the most interesting and fascinating about the Casa-Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City.
The first time I visited the museum was in my early teens on a school trip. I remember being overwhelmed by the dramatism and intensity of emotion in her work. I could never connect with it and found it incredibly difficult to fully appreciate it.
This time it was no different, I had the exact same overwhelming sensation. But what stuck with me since then was the impact that the cobalt blue walls of the house had on my visual memory.
As soon as we walked in, the emotion of the paintings and the stress of the crowds disappeared as the house became a playground to my eye with such a mix of contrasts from the walls and the nature inside the house.
I could easily spend days here photographing the effects of light, shape, and texture. against those blue walls. It was an enlighting exercise which took me back to the very basics of photography and art. Experiences like this one only happen when you deeply connect with what you photograph.