No matter where I travel, I always keep an eye out for the local market. Often, markets are prime spots to really get a feel for the culture you’re traveling through. A place sustained by and for the locals, the market is to the city what the kitchen is to the house. As a vibrant center of commerce, family living and socialising, it’s a perfect place to witness and portray the city’s inhabitants in their essence, as raw as it comes.

Mexico‘s market culture is second to none and has been a great source of wonder and inspiration to me. Here are some of the portraits I shot at markets in Acapulco and Mexico City.