4.14.2010

Crumbling Cuban Color

These images speak of the Latin love of vibrant color , along with
a determination to bring a dose of cheer into obvious decay.

Once again, Michael Eastmans' photography speaks eloquently of
Another Place & Another Time .... . . and changing realities.

13 comments:

vicki archer said...

I adore these shots Judith....xv

Yoli said...

I can imagine it new, I really can. Full of life and the laughter of the Cuban people. Now it is only a memory of what Cuba was like and the rape it has endured.

kate said...

What a wonderful post, i just finished a book called
Telex from Cuba, I saw all those vivid colors in the
book. It was set in the 1950;s
thanks
kate

Sanity Fair said...

Beautiful images - the walls seem like copper that's weathered with time.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

OKAY.

after yesterday's stunning images - and now these marvelous displays of decayed splendour - I must get a Michael Eastman book.

Gorgeous, evocative and revealing photos.

...and the architecture. wow.

I would love to see one of these in real life...or all of them.

little augury said...

the saturation is beautiful in these images. pgt

purple area said...

Wow, these are amazing, love the green color!!

JM said...

These are such gorgeous images!

Chrisy said...

So evocative...and yes changing realities...now buildings are made the quickest way possible with the cheapest materials and are filled (by the majority - not us darling!) with flimsy mass produced 'stuff'. There's such beauty in places like Cuba...and Vietnan with its French past...yes this beauty comes from adversity...but it does jog us into remembering...purchase less...purchase quality...purchase handcrafted...
My love to you honey...hope the day is sweet...

Ingrid Mida said...

Exquisite!!
Have you heard of Robert Polidori? I wrote a post about one of his shows at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery where he displayed his photos of the Versailles restoration. He also did a series in Cuba. He also finds beauty in decay.

My Castle in Spain said...

Hi dear Judith,
i've just read your comment which made me smile...eh oui...no camera for 2 weeks ! this is cruel indeed for a blogger...
Thank you for welcoming me this serene vibrant green salon...so delightfully nostalgic...
Have a great week end, Judith !
xo
Lala

Mélanie A. said...

love the atmosphere

Chandan said...

i am in love <3 :)