Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friend of a Friend + Sand, Santa Maria Del Mar, Cuba, Summer of 2013


On this afternoon with Paola she asked two of her friends to come along at our request. We saw them hanging out in front of their homes and wondered if they would be interested. Well they were and loved the thought of heading out to the beach for the afternoon.

This young woman however enjoyed the beach a little less due to the restrictions placed on her by her family due to her most recent religious progression. While she loved being with her friends, and the sun on her face, she was itching to go into the water. Nonetheless she was so pleasant to document and had this way about her with the lens, soft and deeply moving.

Hopefully she loves the images scanned today and will allow me to photograph her once again, this time in the water.

This image was made on the beach at Santa Maria del Mar just outside of La Habana, Cuba… with natural light and a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180mm combination onto Fuji Neopan Acros 100 ISO film.