Just when I thought one magnificent dancer was enough, another stepped onto the scene on that wonderful morning last summer. This was the friend of the dancer from the previous post, in the water this time with the new camera in my hands. I met both of these girls on a street in the city as they were walking with their grandmothers.
What amazes me most about Cuba is the response of the people approached, as they show the most incredible understanding of my work in general. Both of these girls immediately displayed an immense level of interest, matched only by their grandmothers' agreement as well.
Would this be possible here in the States, a photographer from another country approaching two young dancers with their grandmothers in a street to be photographed the very next day? To be in the sea one year later with the dancers in their formal wear without hesitation?
Perhaps so, but in my experience Cuba stands on its own.. and this portrait exemplifies it perfectly.www.halimina.org
Note: This image was made with a Fuji GA645Wi, onto Fuji Neopan Acros 100 ISO film with natural light only.