Painting the San Miguel Escobar Church

Volunteers Painted the San Miguel Escobar Church by Rudy Giron

About two weeks ago I shared with you a photograph of the façade of the church of San Miguel Escobar in which I included two people and a street dog as size reference. Today I shared another vista of the same church as it was being painted by church volunteers while other receive the Sunday mass service. In the picture above, we get a better idea of the actual size of the church by including people at all the different levels.

I really like the sensation of size and feel of movement created by having people all over the façade of the church. What do you think of it?

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  • El Canche

    I’ve not seen a picture like this before; it’s a bit surreal. From seeing real people all over the building, it appears the statues in the niches of the facade are roughly life-size. I commend the spirit of volunteerism! Over here they would just complain there were no safety harnesses for the workers!

  • Eric

    I’ll second El Canche, Rudy; this is a bit surreal, and a fascinating shot.  The eye is drawn all over the place, focusing on each individual detail…and on each individual person.  Similar to El Canche’s comment, up here there would be only 2 or 3 persons painting, using oversized machines that were too much for them to handle effectively.  Or, sitting around waiting for a union representative before they began….

  • Stephanie

    So many people — it looks like a party!