Category Archives: Photography

girl (with kitten)

You may remember that back in the Old Days (prior to mid-August 2022), I would actively avoid photographing people. Actively. Like head-quickly-in-the-other-direction if someone dared to intrude into my carefully constructed no-visible-people scene.

So, then maybe you’re surprised at all these images of people I’ve been posting? But no matter how surprised YOU are, I am even more shocked at this turn of events.

I saw this girl walking down a street in Havana and as soon as I saw the kitten in the carrier, I knew I needed a photo. And here we are.

Havana, Cuba
photographed 11.11.2022

dancers, 2

Maybe you saw that post the other day about our visit to Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba?

Photographing those dancers was an exhilarating experience – it was freeing to shoot without knowing what sorts of images I’d end up with. There was no time to frame up a “perfect” shot so it became a time to just let the camera do its thing and be surprised at the results. And sometimes the camera did a better job at seeing and capturing what was there than I could have ever done if I’d tried to get a particular image. And so, I’m just going to give photo credit here to my camera, which was smart enough to get a shot that captured the movement and the speed and the emotions of the dancers.

Thanks, camera, for doing all the real work here.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba
Havana, Cuba

photographed 11.11.2022

a world behind the door

I can tell you right this minute that “faded beauty” is not always hyperbole: it is, in this case, exactly the right description.

Imagine if this place were freshly painted, if the stair railing were not half-way missing, if all those tiles on the wall matched. It wouldn’t be nearly as lovely, would it?

Havana, Cuba
photographed 11.6.2022

selfie

A short story:

I saw her. And she saw me. And then I moved on.

The end.

Havana, Cuba
photographed 11.7.2022

portal: toward the light

If you’ve never seen a clump of photographers get excited by a puddle in the middle of a street, you may not believe me when I tell you that we spend at least a half an hour right here. There were many, many photographic possibilities and we were determined to explore every one of them.

(This will also serve as a warning to non-photographers: hanging with us is likely to cause a rapid onset of complete boredom.)

Calle Amagura
Havana, Cuba

photographed 11.6.2022

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