Monumento a la Revolución / Revolution Monument

(19/Abr/2016) ISO 100 18mm f/11 6s (19:28 hrs) 

Torre Virreyes / Viceroys Tower

(1/Jun/2016) ISO 200 18mm f/11 10s (21:56 hrs - 22:15 hrs) 

Tlatelolco

(17/Oct/2016) ISO 200 24mm f/11 10s (20:31 hrs - 20:36 hrs) 

World Trade Center CDMX

(8/Mayo/2015) ISO 250 22mm f/13* 6s (20:02 hrs - 20:11 hrs) 

Mexico is one of the countries where more people die every year because of lightning, the most dangerous and frequently weather hazard in the world. Lightning is a safety and economic concern in developed countries, but not in developing ones. Usually, single events caused by lightning are less dramatic than the ones caused by floods, hurricanes or tornadoes; that is why mistakenly lightning receives so little attention, but the truth is that on average more people are killed by lightning than by any other weather threat.

Safety campaigns launched by different countries have resulted in a notorious downward trend in yearly fatalities. Lightning is unpredictable, the goal is to reduce injury and death by promoting awareness and education, better policies for outdoor activities, faster medical treatment aided with a warning systems at prime sites for casualties. As with personal safety issues, costs and losses to the industrial and commercial sectors are estimated at $5 to $6 billion yearly only in the US.

It is difficult to estimate the global number of deaths because many of the countries have no reliable statistics available, so a large number of lightning fatalities may be occurring but are not documented, a recent inaccurate estimate average number ranges between 6,000 and 24,000 deaths per year.

The project documents high thunderstorm activity over Mexico City during the last five years. The photographer moves to specific locations during thunderstorms to capture at ground level the power and beauty of lightning in a known context, specifically with representative buildings and monuments of the city with which people from all the country feel identified. The aim is to use them as reference to catch the interest of the people, institutions and safety organizations about the importance and danger lightning represents to the population and spread awareness in order to reduce lightning casualties in Mexico and other countries...

Museo Soumaya / Soumaya Museum

(16/Sept/2016) ISO 200 18mm f/16 13s (19:46 hrs) 

Torre Ejecutiva Pemex / Executive Pemex Tower

(17/Ago/2014) ISO 200 37mm f/14 8s (21:40 hrs) 

Ciudad Universitaria UNAM / University City UNAM

(5/Oct/2014) ISO 200 19mm* f/16 5s (19:10 hrs - 19:28 hrs) 

Palacio de Bellas Artes / Fine Arts Palace

(11/Mayo/2015) ISO 200 18mm f/18 5s (20:44 hrs) 

Estadio Olímpico Universitario

(19/Sept/2018) ISO 200 18mm f/13 6s (20:36 hrs) 

Piedra de los Tecomates / Tecomates Stone

(31/Ago/2018) ISO 200 18mm f/16 15s (22:40 hrs) 

Torres Arcos Bosques I y II / Arcos Bosques Tower I and II

(2/Jun/2017) ISO 100 19mm f/11 13s (22:51 hrs) 

Monumento a la Revolución / Revolution Monument

(11/Oct/2014) ISO 200 24mm f/14* 5s (18:35 hrs - 18:41 hrs) 

Torre Latino / Latinoamerican Tower

(21/Mar/2018) ISO 100 18mm f/16 15s (22:17hrs / 22:22 hrs) 

World Trade Center CDMX

(29/Jul/2014) ISO 100 21mm f/22 5s (19:22 hrs) 

Torre Insignia / Insignia Tower

(26/Abr/2018) ISO 100 21mm f/16 10s (20:55 hrs) 

The Fury of TLaLOC over meXICO city 

(Death by lightning)

Palacio Nacional / National Palace

(8/Ago/2015) ISO 100 19mm f/11 8s (22:12 hrs) 

Ángel de la Independencia / Independence Angel

(13/Ago/2015) ISO 200 18mm f/18 10s (20:06 - 20:42 hrs) 

Ciudad Universitaria UNAM / University City UNAM

(19/Sept/2018) ISO 200 18mm f/16 10s (20:20 hrs) 

Lotería Nacional / National Lotery

(11/Oct/2014) ISO 100 24mm f/9 6s (18:53 hrs) 

Basílica de Coatlallope

(14/Ago/2017) ISO 160 18mm f/13 8s (21:23 - 21:29 hrs)