Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Model + Smile, Pan American Stadium, Havana, Cuba, Summer of 2013


Tonight is being spent printing her images and those of her friends. We started this afternoon by meeting at the Professor's apartment, and made to trips to the Pan American Stadium since there were too many of us for one ride in Alejandro's 1954 Chevy. Since the sun had disappeared behind a thick layer of clouds, I held the reflector for Eduardo and he made images with his digital camera. It was refreshing for me to assist rather than photograph for once on the island.

As we were taking our last images, the sun suddenly appeared and without saying a single word Eduardo and I ran for our film gear. In between loading our cameras we shared our thoughts with the women and they quickly arranged themselves to be photographed against the white wall. This spirit happened to be Eduardo's favorite, and we worked together to make her images while trying to diminish Eduardo's clear leaning to her features. The latter was useless, but we hopefully managed to make beautiful pictures for her. Soon we will find out if she will be pleased.

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