Monday, June 5, 2017

Campesino, Manzanillo, Cuba, 2016

Last year my brother Alejandro made it possible for us to visit the eastern end of the island, in search of one very specific child and open to all. The countryside is quite sublime, with every corner worth making a moment to explore. We were fortunate enough to know a few families, those willing to take us further into the countryside than ever before during our travels.

During our stay in Manzanillo, we photographed our families in the mornings and then drove out to a few remote neighborhoods to document another way of life. In these smaller villages many of the homes are generations old, and most of the community works with the land. We were welcomed with open arms thanks to our hosts, and were allowed to photograph as we wished as we walked through the villages.

This beautiful man was sitting with his neighbors chatting at the end of the day. We were driving by and decided to stop for a conversation. After a few minutes the topic of photography came up and I shared my albums with them. The families were kind enough to allow me to make their portraits. We did so within the shadows of the trees, with their houses in the background.


Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

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