Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Snapshot vol. 1
I was all about that scale. I couldn't believe that I was in a market in the year 2002 and someone was actually using a scale like that. Not to be cute or earthy, but because that was the scale he had. I was really after a photograph of the scale, but I didn't have a zoom capable of getting much closer, and he didn't seem the sort open for a chat and a close up. So I snapped it, quickly, from a distance while passing by. When I got back to the States months later and developed the film in Miami I was taken by the scene I captured, yes even with a grainy old pocket camera. The deep, true blue of the ocean. The unassuming beauty of the people. The industrious simplicity of the life on this island. After two months sailing and exploring this place, to me this photograph says Cuba.