estefanía in a doorway
Seventy hundred twenty six days.
That’s how long it was between when I first spoke to photographer and tour leader Don Toothaker (whom I barely knew at the time) about his Cuba trip and when Don and I and the rest of our group arrived in Havana earlier this month. I am sure you can easily do the mental math and realize that the pandemic was the cause of that really long gap.
However: it was completely worth that wait.
And this begins a series, in a random order, of the things I photographed. This is Estafanía, a ballet dancer who posed for us in the streets of Havana.
I took notes* during that long-ago phone call with Don, and now I see that I wrote down he promised me that I would “see parts of Cuba that people don’t usually go to” and he stressed that human element would be a vital part of every day’s shooting.
He was not wrong on either point.
*Yeah. I take notes. Keep that in mind if we every talk on the phone…
Posted on November 16, 2022, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, ballet, cuba, learning to see, melinda green harvey, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, reasons to stop, street photography, take time to look, take time to see, things i see, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.