Traveling in Havana is like going through a time machine. The vehicles you could see on the street suddenly became vintage cars from 50 years ago. You no longer could use credit cards. You were disconnected from your social media because there was no data signal. You started to stay in the moment. You began to notice the people and the environment. I felt like traveling back to 50 years ago.

To preserve the nostalgic quality of my travel experience, I color graded my photos in black and white. Colors will fade; black and white won't. Although the photos were taken digitally, I didn't add grains in Photoshop, to fake the nostalgic feeling. I implemented a "modern" nostalgic aesthetic that combines the nostalgic mono colors of old photography but also the detailed quality of digital photography. The photos feature a soft contrast (more grey colors, and less pure black and white colors). That is why they look detailed and smooth.

TYPE:

Street

ROLE:

Photographer

TIME:

2019

LOCATION:

Cuba

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