Intentional Art – Havana, Cuba
If you are into gritty abstracts like I am, you would love the ancient layers on the walls of Havana. I’ve spent 40 years photographing professionally around the world, evolving both my style and subjects. If you know me, you know how much I dislike being pigeonholed as a fur and feathers guy. Don’t get me wrong; I love photographing wildlife, but delving deep into my art history background has challenged me intellectually and helped me maintain enthusiasm and creativity for the medium. Getting in close to humanity’s coarse and granular surfaces creates photographic art on a different level.
Love these. Having just returned from Cuba and spending time in Havana and Trinidad the images bring to mind the state of some of the once beautiful buildings and the myriad of textures, colours and decorative architectural features. I collected many images of stone, coral in stone and paving to use as textures but now maybe as images themselves. Thanks Art
There are some really wonderful, beautifully lit abstractions here, composed from findings on the walls of Havana, Cuba. The imagery of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall–even ancient cave art (and probably more) have reference in these photographs. You sometimes stress to students in workshops the value for photographers of looking into the history and variety of art and I think these images prove that out!