Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ballerina + Beach, Santa Maria del Mar, Cuba, July 23, 2013


The last one for tonight is from a moment of rest in between rolls. Even when changing rolls of film my eyes examine the possibilities, and she is undeniable. Here she is sitting on a stone at the beach taking a break. She saw me pulling the tripod closer and maintained her composure, allowing me to snap ten images with various expressions. I never asked her to do so, she just did.

She lives with her mother and two brothers in a small apartment less than fifteen minutes away from this spot. She attends school during the day and then visits Old Havana for her ballet lessons. She does the latter seven days a week. Her brothers are incredibly inspirational and accomplished, wonderful examples for her to follow.

I look forward to handing these images to her in four months.

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Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180mm lens combination, onto Fuji Neopan Acros 100 ISO film.