Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ballet + Horse, Countryside, La Habana, Cuba, Summer of 2013

Following the image from her previous post, this is the same dancer in a rural setting. She is of course as comfortable in a farm as she is onstage. There is nothing that she cannot envision, little that is beyond her. Have I used the word 'flawless' too often to describe her? I'll use another then, peerless!

We decided to head into the countryside and create images as we found spaces. This patch of land is near the home of Alejandro's son. It is left open for the animals of the small town to graze, and we can usually find cows and horses for example early in the morning. This image was made by Alejandro during the first hour of light, as I was photographing her with the analog system.

In order to make these images, we picked her up at 6:15 in the morning. She was of course ready, waiting for us next to the living room window. While Alejandro and I were struggling to open our eyes, she entered the car with a burst of energy. We chalked up the difference to youth on her part, rather than our age.

To write the least, I cannot wait for the film images to be finished in two weeks!

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M2, edited for size and contrast only.

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