Category Archives: Projects

  Slowly but surely I am photographing more and more of the closest people in my life. The original goal was to have an image of each person within one year, however not sure it will happen within that time frame, perhaps though! The portrait project recently gave me the chance to photograph this beauty […]

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Este blog post es parte de un proyecto que está en desarrollo actualmente. Es resultado de una colaboración entre María Villanueva de Trama Magazine, Julio Martinez de Galería Cuatrosiete y yo – Nikhol Esteras Photography. Texto Por María Villanueva de Trama Magazine. Hace unos días, visitamos el taller de Tomás Pineda Matus para conocer más sobre […]

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A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to enjoy the inauguration of the saint of Rancho Tejas, Saint Antonio. Rancho Tejas, now called San Antonio Tejas, is a small community located in the Sierra Mixe region of Oaxaca and part of the municipality of Tlahuitoltepec. The fiesta was amazing, live music by the local […]

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Last September I worked with l’aviva home, shooting their gorgeous Oaxacan flat weave rug collection designed by Laura of l’aviva home and dyed and woven by Juana & Antonio Gutiérrez of Teotitlan del Valle. I not only shot the rugs on location in the village, but I also got to learn first-hand about the natural […]

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Barbacoa is prepared in different ways in different parts of Mexico. On this occasion in the community of Asunción Nochixtlán located in Mixteca region of Oaxaca, the lamb meat comes from the family farm and is prepared without chiles or spices. The meat’s natural flavors and the smokey taste are the result of the cooking […]

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I had never photographed a funeral before, so this was a first for me. There is something visually stunning about it all, the raw unfiltered emotion and the deep connection brought about by loss and memories of the deceased. My grandfather was a remarkable human being. He was a medic in World War II, raised […]

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The Sierra Mixe is located in the northern sierra of the state of Oaxaca. Throughout the year community members, families or individuals in the region head up the mountain to bring offerings to the Rey Condoy for a variety of personal and/or communal reasons. Their motives vary greatly and could be to request a plentiful […]

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