Monday, September 21, 2015

La Modelo + Las Canchas, Santa Maria del Mar, Cuba, 2015



Today I received a message from her, that she was truly content with our time together this past summer, and really looks forward to our future collaboration next year. This was our first time together, yet she was a natural in front of the lens.

Here, at the racquetball court near the beach, she brought her own clothes for a session... from her incredibly beautiful personal collection. She is a remarkable, young woman who believes in herself to the highest degree.

She believes in her natural hair, in remaining true to her physical features. While it is a cliche to suggest that her inner beauty is greater, this applies to her as much as anyone else in my experience. When we arrive at the modeling school, she always walks over to give us a kiss and sits down with us to chat before heading to her classes. 

When we pick her up from her home, she is ready outside and always professional. She pays attention to the conversations, and her eyes are filled with the light of youth. Consistently she shared her appreciation for our efforts, and called us on numerous occasions to check on us, to arrange our next session.

I admire her immensely, and will feature her in my work next summer as we head to the countryside to mix the world of modeling with the world of the campesino.


Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2.