We had an office here. A web design studio mixed with cultural center. Made two of my best friends here. Martin, Oscar, Víctor. Bomba Estereo started here. The owner of a corner store was the first person about we getting pregnant.
Bogotá - Early 2000s
There was a tabac on my way to school. I was 12. A tabac is like a corner store. You can buy the press and magazines. Candy and other snacks. Ice cream in the summer and of course, as it mames says it, cigarettes. I was fascinated by the mosaic created when you covered a wall with packs cigs all with a different brand, design and color.
Genève - Mid 1970s
KCO asked me to be their roomates. We wanted to be art superstars. We had 3 cats. We used to turn the place into an art gallery. It was the punk years of art. Anybody could do it and anybody could open a gallery. We all knew each other from the Art Institute. A lot of life happened here. A lot of people crossing paths here.
San Francisco - Mid to end 80s
My wife and I started our life here. Right in the heart of downtown. An urban jungle full of life and danger. It had a inner court with a fountain. The place was old and one could here how the upstair neighbors would walk from one room the other. Thi drove here crazy. We moved when we learned that we were pregnant.
Bogotá - Early 2000s
I left for Germany for a 2 week stay. I ended up staying for a little less than 2 years. These were times of lots of fun fueled by a sense of leaving the days as they came, without any plan whatsoever. But, this also meant having very little money, making it very difficult to get by. I lived here at the end of my german adventure. This apartment belonged to a commercial photographer that did very well allowing to stay there for free.
Düsseldorf - Early 1990s
I was told, you can stay here in NYC or come with me to the Canary Islands. I chose to go to Spain. I still think that it was one of the worse decisions that I have made in my life. The whole stay was miserable emotionally and financially. Here in Tenerife I started a web design shop, I guess that's the only positive achievement of the whole ordeal. I had recently started working with the Internet and created Vento, idear programar. It was now clear that I had found what I wanted to do in life.
Tenerife - Early mid 1990s