Monday, September 25, 2017

Alejandra + Local Taxi, Countryside, Cuba, 2017

While Havana is an incredible place for photography, everyone and their mother is walking around with cameras these days... literally. So whenever we had a chance to drive out to the countryside we did so with joy... and our families loved it even more!

On this day we drove out with Alejandra and another model from EGOS, the modeling school run by the incomparable Gysleda Virginia De La Barca Vega. On our way out we realized that it was cloudy, but continued heading into the countryside regardless. We thought at least we'd make digital images for the young women, while having a bit of fun as well.

As we pulled over at this spot to use the road, the sun began to break its way through the clouds. We were fortunate, and took advantage of the light when it appeared. Alejandra was relaxed even though cars came by now and then. She came with a few pieces of clothes and was willing to change as we moved from one location to another.

Because it was cloudy, we were able to photograph for almost four hours this morning. This meant that all were pretty hungry by the time the work ended. To our surprise the young women and their chaperon allowed us to order pan con lechón for all of us, the iconic Cuban sandwich, from the side of the road... and each ate two, along with locally-made soda!

It was a wonderful morning, and I look forward to next year!

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

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