Malcolm Lowry’s novel “Under the Volcano” tells the story of a British expatriate in Mexico struggling to reconcile his life amidst the ruins of a failed relationship and delirium tremens. I read this book while photographing In Mexico and subsequently editing those pictures. Parallels between the book and what I saw on the streets appeared over and over. Literary critic William Gass said Lowry was “…constructing a place, not describing one; he is making Mexico for the mind where, strictly speaking, there are no menacing volcanoes, only menacing phrases, where complex chains of concepts traverse our consciousness.”