The Sierra Madre town of Creel is a lively place. The Tarahumara people, who make up a small but visible minority, are some of the most photogenic (and most camera shy) people in the world. The women wear brightly colored head scarves, brilliant dresses and color-coordinated socks. The men are usually decked out in cowboy hats and boots.
Aside from the Tarahumara, you never know what you might see in Creel – a cowboy may ride a horse down main street, a hipster might speed by on a bike, a gaggle of kids with ice cream cones might scurry by.
Add it all up, and it is a fun place for people watching and street photography. After two days of intense hiking and biking, I could barely walk so I spent an afternoon taking photos of people in the city center. Below is glimpse of life in Creel. Click on any photo to open a slideshow view.
Creel Street Photos
Have you been to Creel, Mexico?