Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dancer + Beach, Santa Maria del Mar, Cuba, Summer of 2013



On August 1st of last summer we met with this young woman and her parents and traveled to the beaches of Santa Maria del Mar, just outside of La Habana. An incredible student of dance at a prominent school, she performed for us under the heat of the sun with enthusiasm.

This was her second year with us, allowing her to become more comfortable in her performances. She is selfless and will at times bring another dancer so as to allow us to photograph two rather than one during our sessions. While we would have been more than happy to photograph her on her own, we were also just as happy to photograph two young women and allow each one to rest a bit while the other danced.

Here she is after asking to be photographed while she jumped. I hope she enjoys this image as much as I do when she sees it this summer.