Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ballerina + Oldsmobile, Guanabacoa, Cuba, 2017


This past year she truly came into her own. This was the first time when she was photographed on her own, without her brother and sister. At such a young age she is incredibly professional and is studying at the prestigious National School of Ballet. Her future is bright.

For our session on this morning we picked her family up in front of their home in Havana. They were as usual ready an hour before sunrise and in front of their apartment. We drove out to Guanabacoa in search of a different setting for her immeasurable talents.

We drove past this spot to the railroad tracks but were greeted by an uncooperative man who had taken it upon himself to disrupt our session. This young girl is mature beyond her age, and just smiled with confidence as we collected ourselves and returned to the scene in this image.

This is where we began our session for the morning. The Oldsmobile was our car for the summer, and truly dependable it was. She loved being photographed in front of this classic and held her own doing so. This was our fourth year together and for me our best. In five months we will reunite and hopefully exceed the images we made last summer.


Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.