The Terrazo series came about as a personal necessity to fully portray the consequence of the erratic urban spread upon the landscape of Mexico City and the social, political and ecological significance of this transformation. In a megalopolis like Mexico City, constantly threatened by its incessant population growth and its lack of infrastructure, the relationship between man and his living space is ever so apparent. The once bare and unpopulated mountain valleys have been overtaken by the human urban spread, dictated by a struggling social class that runs through the natural space as quickly as an expanding drop of wáter, untroubled by the consequences of this undetermined growth. The people living in these cities are quickly loosing their connection to the natural surrounding, enclosing themselves by walls of concrete.
The photographs in this selection where conceived in two geographicaly different locations (Mexico City and Acapulco). Both cities share the problematics of the contemporary megacity: overconsumption of natural resources, economic disparity, social unrest, overcrowding, underemployment, crime, pollution, etc. In this new society of disorder there seems to be a constant fear of imminent colapse. The future does not appear too promising: the continuous growth of a highly unsustainable city, with unmeassurable social issues varely seems to hold itself together from its inevitable collapse.