The colors of Cuba as you’ve never seen them before

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Michael Eastman is the self-taught American photographer. He has spent the last five decades documenting the interiors and facades in cities such as Havana, Paris, Rome, and New Orleans, distinguishing himself as one of the world’s leading contemporary photographic artists. Always intrigued by surface, patina, and color, he began by taking black and white pictures of abstract patterns on walls in his now signature formalist style. Eastman’s oeuvre is diverse, spanning sumptuous Italian interiors, decrepit American ghost towns, and expansive Midwestern landscapes. He is most known for his vibrant and haunting images of Havana, Cuba, which he has photographed over the course of five trips beginning in the late 1990’s. A common theme present throughout his work is historic preservation and the depiction of places marking human activity but devoid of the actual inhabitants. His rich color palette, geometric precision, and elevation of setting to subject continues to transport the viewer to a different place in time.

Take a look at Michael Eastman’s portfolio.

 

 

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