Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ballerinas + Railroad Tracks, Guanabacoa, Cuba, Summer of 2015


When the girls saw the photographs of our veteran on the railroad tracks from last year, they immediately wanted to do the same. We arranged for a day of photography in the countryside, in our familiar neighborhood. We had access to the fields, to the houses and to this track.

We started with the field, a couple of horses and the familiar truck. The girls had a wonderful time as always, as they have become great friends since first meeting through the photography. They work together rather than compete against each other… a sublime relationship.

When we were almost finished, the girls reminded us of the railroad tracks and we hurried to get to them. From the field to the tracks is a short five minutes ride, five minutes because we drive as slowly as one walks due to the poor quality of the path.

When we arrived there was a man working to the left, just outside of his home. The girls performed without noticing anyone around them, as professional as always. Each listened to the other, and moved from one position to another as if they had practiced it all before this morning.

The girls were wearing the outfits made possible through our Costumes for Ballerinas in Cuba campaign from a few months ago. They were beyond happy to have received the outfits, almost in disbelief that so many were touched by their images from last year. Hats off to the contributors!

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Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2.