Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Two Dancers in the Park, Parque de Lenin, La Habana, Cuba, Summer of 2015


This was their second year with me, as they were selected to work with our veteran dancer from years ago. On this day, we visited Lenin Park just outside of La Habana, and made this image as the sun appeared from between the clouds. The sun disappeared soon after, as we drove back tot he city.

Both of these girls received outfits made possible through our Costumes for Ballerinas in Cuba campaign. In fact they are wearing the outfits in this image. The sun was only out for a minute or so, but we managed to make some digital images for the families since we drove the one hour to the park with the girls dressed up.


They did however enjoy a water ride at the park, right before this image was made. This summer a few lessons were learned, one being that a water ride is on the same footing as the photography, that spending time with the families is now as important as the images we make. We have turned that corner, and the view looks incredible.


Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2.