Trevor Appleson began making photographic images in South Africa. Early on he discovered that utilizing the natural light of dusk and dawn created works that edged towards romanticism but also offered a hyper real sense of his subjects, places and people. His compositions were shot in an open-air studio with a simple black screen as background. This technique removed the artificiality of the artist's studio environment and welcomed the transitory and unpredictability of nature. Subjects were invited to be active participants in the creation of images. The resulting effect was that of taking a stage photographic installation into the authentic, less formal. In the series of work presented at MCA DENVER Appleson utilized the same format for his photographs to capture the culture of Mexican wrestlers (luchadores) and common scenes and objects throughout Mexico City.