Monday, 23 April 2012

Cuban Model Shoot

As it's hard to get stuck straight into street photography, especially if you have never done it before, we decided to hire four Cuban models in Santiago de Cuba for a couple of hours portrait shooting. Actually this was an interesting concept in a socialist country - it turns out that they don't really do modelling as such, but fashion shows (red-headed Ruby had gold capped teeth and an eight-month old baby. So not your normal 'model'!).
It was hard work shooting in the street because, this being Cuba, everyone in the neighbourhood saw what was happening and came out of their houses to watch - but I think this ended up making it a more interesting experience. Here are some of the best results...

Pic by Leo G
Pic by Janice P
Pic by Janice P
Pic by Leo G
Pic by Leo G
Pic by Carolyn P
Pic by Carolyn P

Pic by Carolyn P
Pic shot by Prue
Nice off-centre portrait by Prue
Pic by Prue
Another nice off-centre shot by Prue

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