This is actually the format this picture was taken, to do it justice. I’m back in a chilly Stockholm, after three hectic weeks, opening two exhibitions in Habana, taking pictures in-between. The picture above was shot in Savanas Llanas, a tiny village idyllically situated in a remote valley 44 km east of Pinar del Rio. It took us 6 hours of driving a Jeep to roads end, the remaining 9 km we had to do on foot to reach our destination. The fellow in the picture; Miguel, a Cuban war veteran, who fought in Angola. He was assigned “escort” to no other then commander in chief Fidel Castro, this at the age of 16!
I set out on this adventure in part to try out the new Fuji GFX, a medium format camera no larger nor heavier then the Canon 5D Mark 4, mounted with a 23 mm f/4 lens curtsy of #fujifilmnordic . I am taken aback! This is some peace of equipment! A Medium format camera, that handels like a 35 mm camera, no larger or heavier for that matter. What a pleasant surprise I was in for.
The way it handled extreme heat, humidity, rain, extraordinary conditions in the wake of hurricane Irma. The camera didn’t fail me once! Result; Judge for your self. Miguel is taking a afternoon rest, lighting up a hand rolled cigar from tobacco leafs out of the makeshift drying shake in his backyard. I might add, this is a jpg file straight out of the camera! If you stay tuned, there’s more where this came from 😊