Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ballerina + Sea, Santa Maria del Mar, Cuba, 2014


Then we have this incredible setting, and the most perfect light. Just as we can depend on clouds forming in the afternoon on the island, we can almost depend on having the most exquisite light in the morning. While it is frustrating at times depending on the weather, it does make the photographs the much more meaningful.

So when we arrive at the beach and see clear skies and serene waters, we pinch ourselves. This young dancer has blossomed during our time with her family, and has now become one of our 'veterans' barely out of her single digits. She goes from one position to another without reservation, and almost always says 'yes' to our collaborations.

Her family lives in the city, and we pick them up thanks to Alejandro an hour before sunrise. She is always perfectly ready, and a professional in every way. She is still of course a young girl, and loves to get into the water whenever she gets the chance such as in this image. The camera purchases specifically for this image has allowed me to do the same, and come home with images almost impossible to make only a few years ago.


Note: This image was made with a Fuji GA645Wi onto Fuji Neopan Acros 100 ISO film.