El Escribano – The street public clerk

Words of disappointment, love, secrets and promises. Letters to relatives or correspondence to government departments. The street public clerk is a job on the verge of extinction. Don Luis, from a small town in Jalisco, is the last of the species in many parts of Mexico. Every day he walks with his donkey, crossing the town, carrying his Streamliner typewriter, a wooden table and a machete to the main square where he installs his business office.

After reading García Márquez’s book “Cartas del Bosque”, about a street public clerk, I found out that in the north of the State of Jalisco there was still one functioning. I traveled there, found and followed him on his way, while, with his hat on his head and his working and protection tools, he walks the streets of the town.

Go for a walk in the streets without a script. Rewrite a monograph of the place with my steps, periods and comas. Catch lights and shadows of the twilight that escapes little by little through the camera.


Bangkok 005
Bangkok, Thailand
Barcelona 003
Barcelona, Spain
Belem 008
Belem, Brazil
Brasilia 003
Brasilia, Brazil
Busan 008
Busan, Korea
Chapala 002
Chapala, México
Colombo, Sri Lianka
Daar es Salaam, Tanzania
Kampala 001
Kampala, Uganda
Kuala Lumpur 006
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Madrid 001
Madrid, España
CDMX 005
Mexico city, Mexico
Montreal 001
Montreal, Canada
Nairobi Slums005
Nairobi slums, Kenya
Nairobi somali neighborhood, Kenya
Naivasha 003
Naivasha , Kenya
New Delhi 002
New Delhi, India