Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Think About Her Still



Until three years ago, I shot exclusively film. I have boxes of photographs and negatives. I traveled to Cuba in February 2001. My mother is Cuban and up until the time of our trip she had never returned since she escaped with her family - my grandparents, three aunts and uncle. I've recently been looking back in my albums and started scanning some of the images. When I see photos like this it makes me miss film so much. I should start that up again. One of these days...

I wonder where this little girl is now. I loved how she seemed to be in her own world. She wasn't looking at anything in particular. I thought it was she was so sweet with her little belly sticking out and that inquisitive look on her face. Then I thought that perhaps her clothes are like that because she had nothing else to wear so her parents gave her was they could even if it was too small. Either way, I think about her still. I like the way the woman with the red pants seems to be looking at her in a worried and thoughtful way and the other woman seems stressed pinching the bridge of her nose like she has a headache. Meanwhile the child is just being a child staring off daydreaming...I wonder about what.

This was my interpretation at least. There are always so many...

Today's Soundtrack:
Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan


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