Stubbornly Curly Hair / Indómito Pelo Rizado

Palos Verdes Peninsula, California (2015)

(English text follows below) Por supuesto, ella detesta la foto de arriba porque su pelo luce  salvaje e indomable.  A mi, por otra parte, me encanta la foto porque su pelo está -precisamente- libre e ingobernable. En nuestros paises hay un estigma asociado a los pelos indómitos y rizados. “Pelo Malo” es una película venezolana reciente que examina este estigma arraigado en la cultura de aquel país sudamericano. En cuanto a mi, con mi calvicie galopante, yo agradecería tener más pelo, no me importa si es pelo “bueno” o pelo “malo”.


Needless to say, she hates this photograph to death: she thinks that her curly hair looks way too wild and unruly. I, on the other hand, love this picture for the very same reasons she hates it: i love it because her curly hair appears here as wild and indomitable. In our countries, there is a stigma associated with stubborn curly hairs. “Pelo Malo” (Bad Hair) is a recent Venezuelan movie that depicts the stigma in question, which is imbedded in the culture of that South American country. As I grow balder every year, I would be very happy if I were to have just a bit more of hair on my head, I don’t care if the hair is of  the “good” or the “bad” type.


Author: Constantino

A Chemical Engineer born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He has worked for the oil refining industry in threes countries under different capacities. With photography and writing as hobbies, he has traveled the world (and has still to settle somewhere). Loves movies, Latin Jazz, black coffee and red wine... Kampai!

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