This afternoon I have my equipment ready and am off to San Juan de Lurigancho to meet and photograph a circus there. It may be that there are two others on the way where I can stop, make contact with the owners, explaining to them my intention of returning later.

One thing is that I have to be very flexible about regards the hours that the performers allow me access to them  to be photographed. They are working people and I need to be very respectful of their time with me and not overstep at any point.

I am not interested in the spectacle of the circus but the wizardry behind the curtains.

I hope the light holds out this afternoon as it is chilly and rainy…as usual during the winters in Lima.

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liese ricketts

photographer, closet writer, mother, grandmother, hermit.