Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hands of Ballerina + Sky, Santa Maria del Mar, Cuba, Summer of 2013


These are the hands which will greet me in seven weeks on the island of Cuba. The plane always arrives at night, but the very next day we will drive to her house without warning and walk up one flight of stairs to her apartment, knock on the door and hope to see her surprised face.
This image was the last exposure on a roll of twelve, made spontaneously at the end of a session in 2013. This is how incredible she is, that after two hours of photography she has the composure to produce perfect hand positions above her head effortlessly.
She will be almost fourteen this summer, and I can only imagine how much she has grown, how much she had advanced in her dance lessons. The anticipation is almost too much to take!