Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Model + Hat, Pan American Stadium, Havana, Cuba, July 29, 2013


Working with young models living in Cuba is somewhat surreal, for it is like photographing the girls in the streets and working with models in a studio. Having the incredible teacher with us makes it that much more precious, since she helps with the styling and the presentations. 

On this day we went to the trusty Pan American Stadium just five or so minutes outside of the city center. We worked adjacent to the main entrance while it was cloudy a bit then found our way to the white wall as the sun appeared for a short ten minutes. We photographed each woman for one roll and then packed up to head home. Alejandro was kind enough to make two trips from the city and two trips back to the city, since the car would only fit six at a time. 

I look forward to working with La Maestra and her students once again this summer. 

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