Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Face, Metal Container, Havana, Cuba, 2008

Everywhere we walk we run across the work of this artist. He uses walls, garbage dumpsters and discarded metal containers to deposit his work.

People watch us as we arrange the tripod, they have a certain look: 'why is he interested in this?'

Most of the artist's pieces are a bit older, faded and cracking. They are nonetheless unmistakable as one person's work.

All throughout Havana, while much art exists on walls and so forth, most of it is associated with the established guidelines, celebrating the revolution and its principles.

This artist's work however sits outside.

During this capture, the temperature and humidity are almost unbearable. We spend perhaps about fifteen minutes arranging the tripod to capture different angles, since the face wraps around the sides of the container.

We are on the outskirts of Havana's Chinatown. We finish our work and head out to photograph more familiar faces.