Thursday, September 22, 2016

Model + Home in Countryside, Guanabacoa, Cuba, 2016

Ever since we collaborated last summer we remained in contact, and planned on working together this summer as well. So when we arrived in July we called immediately, and she was ready to create. This was even more visible when we were granted the clothing line designed by the magnificent Yudel R. Contreras Garcia. Rachel Hortensia Lopez Thompson took to the clothes like she owned them. She is a chameleon and produces incredible expressions regardless of location, or strength of sunlight. When the sun was too strong, she put her sunglasses on and continued with the session. We were fortunate to have found this location thanks to Alejandro Godinez Ramos. This happened to be his son's neighborhood, and since we began using it last summer he has become quite the celebrity in town, waving to the residents as we drive by with the models in the car. His family jokes with him about the work with me, jabbing him in the ribs with jokes regarding the hardships he faces. Little do they know how difficult the work is truly, as he wakes up well before 4:30 a.m. to pick the young models up from their homes in the city, then passing by my place to pick me up as well. I both admire and respect this man, and hope we continue this work alongside Rachel and Yudel next summer!
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Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100III.