Since I first met Lisandra and her parents they have been family to me on the island. We first met on the famous walkway, el Malecón, while making portraits of people walking by one late afternoon. She strolled by on the stone wall dressed in a polka dotted bikini with her mother and a friend. We asked permission to photograph her, did so and wrote down her information.
On subsequent visits we would photograph her in a ballet outfit, record her voice informally in her home, and then meet her father a few years later as he returned from working in another island on the Caribbean. It was when her father returned that the collaboration flowered, because for the first time we had musical direction and accompaniment.
Halim Ina Photography