"Today was fine, quiet. I work from 8 to 5, then I get washed, put on my suit and come to Salón Los Angeles. I use a different voice when I’m on the mic to when I’m working in my shop. You have to charm people. During the songs I relax and think of what to say. You can’t smoke in here, but I hide the cigarette across the palm of my hand. It makes my voice sound gravelly. Salón Los Angeles has been open for 78 years. I’ve been the emcee here for half of them..." (read more)
These images were shot at the Salon Los Angeles in Mexico City. Carlos Avila has been the emcee at Mexico City's oldest salsa club for approximately 40 years.
This is his world.