Cuban Man 12th October 2010

  • EX-Z3
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2010:10:12 20:18:06
  • 0.005 s (1/200) (1/200)
  • f/4.4
  • 2004:10:15 15:26:58
  • No
  • 14.60 (1460/100)

Shot Notes

This was my first attempt at portraiture. Back in 2004 I decided to try and get the perfect cover shot for the lonely planet guide to Cuba. Cuba is a place soaked in history so to get that across I asked some of the old locals if I could take their picture. I liked this shot because of the crooked bars and the way his skin matched the red of the door. This was taken when Fidel Castro was still running the country. I remember someone telling me that he had been in power so long he had seen 10 U.S. Presidents come and go. After returning from Cuba I discovered without a Model Release Statement from the local the image could not be sold. These days I keep spare Model Release Statements in my camera bag at all times.

One Response to “Cuban Man”

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    April Pinsonneault:

    I love this, Jason. I have been flipping through your pictures and you are way cool. I’m impressed !!

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