Saturday, October 21, 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.

We found this spot because we arrived early enough to explore. There were two cars, one outside on the grass and one inside the garage. We asked the owners for permission to photograph near their cars, and they both agreed. After we finished with our first locations, we drove back to this garage, as the owner was working on it. He allowed us to photograph while he worked on his car, and a few frames were exposed with him walking around... and those are hopefully on film being processed presently.

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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