Monday, December 28, 2015

Two Girls, Small Village in Matanzas, Cuba, Summer of 2015


The previous post featured a young, local spirit… while this image features two living in rural Cuba. This past summer we had the privilege of once again visiting this village, and being welcomed like never before thanks to the photographs shared with the people.

Last summer we found photographed this village thanks to the look the girl on the right gave us as she walked across the street. We had finished with an abandoned train station and were backing out of the dirt path when she crossed the street and gave us the most intense yet carefree glance.

This immediately forced me to ask Alejandro to stop, and go back. Long story short, an older man helped us find her home and ask her neighbors for permission to make her portrait. Fast forward one year, we visited her village a few times and made her portrait once again. She was enamored with the idea of it all, running back and forth between us and her house asking about her wardrobe, and her hair.

In this image she stands next to one of her neighbors, another wonderful spirit photographed. She was kind to her younger friend, and helped her remain at ease throughout the process by herself posing beautifully. This image was more of a candid image, on a day when we did little photography due to the clouds above. We had a few minutes however during our visit and decided to make some color images for the girls.

I'm glad that we did, and look forward to visiting once again next summer.



Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2.