Ledesma Photography

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Posts tagged “Cuba

The ties that bind

Posted on September 30, 2016

panasonic, lumix, gf1 High-res version
From the archives 2011 and just submitted to the Miami Street Photography Festival 2016 competition

“You’re stuck with me forever, Michie, get used to it. It’s the ties that bind, darlin’, the ties that bind.”

— Jim Marshall

Has it ever happened to you. You’re staring at one of your images and you absolutely fall in love with it. You feel you’ve captured that idyllic moment in just one click. Well, this is one of those frames for me.

Havana, Lost in Time

Posted on December 10, 2015

Lost in Time

Walking through Havana was a surreal experience. The city is filled with a certain sense of energy that is very difficult to describe.  I walked and walked endlessly throughout the streets of La Havana and the colors, the contrast, the highlights, the clothing of the people, the cars, in fact just about everything, is worthy of being photographed in the city. The entire city seems to be painted with slide film reminiscent of Kodachrome hence the processing with Classic Chrome.

Classic Chrome feels like Kodachrome

What does that mean? What does Kodachrome feel like? It’s tough to explain. But Steve McCurry put it very well when he famously said that Kodachrome (the film) had, “more poetry in it, a softness, an elegance.”

 

Here’s a small sampling of some images I’ll continue to share in this blog.

Captured with the Fuji X100S in Habana, Cuba and processed with Classic Chrome