Sunday, October 1, 2017

A Model in the Countryside, Campo Florido, 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 Karla 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.

We arrived well before sunrise to find a few locations, including this one, then returned to the first spot to begin our photography. The cloudy day allowed us to photograph slowly, and move from one spot to the next as we wished. When we finally arrived to this location, the owner of the car was ready to head out for the day. He was kind enough to allow us to photograph a few minutes until he was ready to leave, and we made the best of it.

Because it was cloudy, we were able to photograph for almost four hours. 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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