Friday, April 22, 2016

Horses + Field, Countryside, Cuba, 2015

The past three days have been spent scanning the 600 or so rolls of film from last summer. During our last two weeks we ventured more so into the countryside, slept where we could and woke up early each day to catch the morning light.

Beautiful scenes such as this were everywhere, as the island is a truly magnificent place. This year my hope is to explore much more of the countryside, and document this life before the tourists leave their collective mark. Of course few tourists visit such spaces, remaining more so in the capital and on the beaches of Varadero. Nonetheless change is inevitable, and the lure of the countryside has grown over the past year or so.

The excitement is already building for this summer. My trusted friend and driver, Alejandro, will be invaluable for this experience. We will hopefully have access to his knowledge and 1954 Chevrolet, going from one village to another for a few weeks. Hoping for the best, and knowing that at least the families will be waiting for us!

Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180 mm combination.

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