Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dancer + Racquetball Court, Santa Maria del Mar, Cuba, 2014

As more and more teachers learned about my collaboration with their students, more wanted to be included in the work. This young woman was one such instructor, and approached us through one of her students. We talked over the phone and arranged to meet before sunrise the next morning, bringing along the student responsible for sharing our work with the school.

Unfortunately the clouds were against us, but we still managed to work with higher sensitivity film in the beginning and even the usual as the clouds disappeared for the rest of the morning. The water on the floor of the racquetball court gave us a beautiful texture missing from our previous visits.
This young woman was both kind and generous with her talent, cooperating with us the entire time without hesitation. When asked to step in front of the lens, she would do so ready to perform as if she was on the stage.

My hope for her is that we have a better morning this summer, that the clouds cooperate and that we produce images worthy of her spirit.

Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180mm combination onto Kodak TMY 400 ISO film.

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