I’ve returned from Cuba exactly a month and a day ago. All I’ve heard non stop is “how was Cuba?” and “where are the photos?”. Well, there’s a few answers to that really. First, I came back and got slammed at work and we’re short people so I’ve been working later than usual (and I almost never do that). Second, I came back with over fifty gigs of photos. To better understand that number, I came back with close to 3,000 photos. No, I will not show 3,000 photos. Ever. But the process in order to cut the fat and see which photos are worth editing is time consuming. My first cut I got down to about 350, and then I’ve done some editing in the process. Some minor, some full blow pixel by pixel editing in photoshop. Currently I’m in my second round of trimming the fat and I’m down to 210. I’m burning the midnight oil as much as I possibly can.
My goal right now is fourfold. One, create a travel photo book of the best photos and personal photos for my mom (approx. 75 photos). Second, create a more concise best of the best coffee table book for publishing (no more than 50 photos). Third, create a series of prints and possible limited edition prints (about 15 photos) to be sold and used for exhibition. Four, update my portfolio (10 or less photos). So you can see, the decisions between photos plus time to edit is tough. I’m only picking 10 out of 3,000. I won’t show unfinished work either, first impressions are important and I’m sorry it’s taking so long. But since you’re patient and you’ve read through all of this I’ve attached a few images to tide you over. A little street graffiti love, a vintage car, and the view from our hotel.
Expect future blog posts about my actual experiences in Cuba.
P.S. I’ll let you know when I’m exhibiting, and I’m sorry but you won’t find many of the photos on facebook. Facebook will only get low res versions of what will be on my website’s portfolio. I do think the photos are turning out great, so it’ll be worth the click to the site.