Cactus Fruit


Cactus fruit at the back door

This shot was taken in January of 2007 in San Juan Bautista, CA. What drew me initially was the richness of the cactus fruit; they glowed in the sun, plump and displaying beautiful brick reds, mauves, and gentle yellows. There’s a wonderful Yiddish word used to describe large women: zaftig, and it literally means “juicy”.  I knew that this would make a good black and white image, but I really wanted to convey the “zaftig-ness” of those fruits.  I hope I’ve succeeded.  

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