Mexico. – The death of the great Red Note photographer this Tuesday morning, Enrique Metinides, Leaving the photojournalistic guild behind, filling with mourning A huge collection of photos and toy cars.
Enrique Metinides He died in Mexico City on May 10, 2022 at the age of 88. He was popularly known as “El Nio”, due to the fact that he started working in photography at a very young age, with city tragedies, car accidents, fires and crimes being his main concern. .
Apart from photography and his family, one of his major hobbies was collecting toy cars. The activity was formed because he constantly got on fire engines for his work.
For this pastime, Metinides managed Build a collection of over 3 thousand toy cars, Mainly fire trucks, ambulances and police.
Some of these were bought by him and others were given to him as gifts. All these games, Enrique kept in a small room in his house, which over the years was completely covered with toys except for a small entrance.
“I used to get on fire trucks, ambulances and one day it happened to me to buy a fire truck, I bought another, then I started buying, and then the reporters told me they were going to report the whole world… So count, ‘This is one, this is three. I have three thousand pieces,’ A documentary published by Vice in 2011 mentioned Enrique Matinides.
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The photojournalist reported that his collection is mainly composed of “emergency vehicles” pure from ambulances, firefighters and patrols, helicopters and items related to these operations.
Enrique Matinides collects over 3,000 toy cars