Category Archives: People
People & Landscapes – Cuba 2012
Cuba, the only country where street cleaners smoke Habana cigars…
Norberto Rodriguez Pablo. He's over 80 and lives in his little house in Trinidad with his wife Maria. He was the head of the suicide commandos in the Sierra behind Trinidad during the Revolution. A member of the comittee de Vigilencia and a convinced socialist.
Alberto complements his meagre retirement pension posing for tourists
Luisa and Rodny in their colonial house in Trinidad. Trinidad has been classified by the UNESCO for it's unique architecture ensemble. The town is a must see.
Segundo, retired cane cutter, Trinidad
A Che Supporter in La Habana
Olga Morejon Baras, 84 in Cienfuegos. She is a staunch suporter of the revolution. All time activist. She has been awarded an imopressive list of medals. She sells cigarettes by the unit and glue tubes through her winwow to complement her pension. One of her sons still lives at home.
Iglesia Del Cristo Vieja Habana.
Malecon de Playa Giron, Bay of Pigs
Malecon de Playa Giron.
Iglesia de La Santa Trinidad in Trinidad
Chevrolet 1951 in Trinidad
Cigar Lady Habana Central.
Trnidad, The Dog
Street in Trinidad (022)
Street in Trinidad (022)
You can see more about Cuba by visiting the pages Cuba 2012 and Cuba 2012, photo exhibition at the Quensland Centre for Photography
I took a picture of Melanie in May 2010 without knowing about Lucien Clergue. Then a friend told me my inspiration came certainly from Lucien. Since then I have discovered this amazing French photographer. I have recreated the shade projections of one of his serie of photographies in studio and pushed the game a little further. Heather accepted to be my screen… Check the links page for more about Clergue
“J’etais trop feignant pour etre un autre que moi – même”
“I was too lazy to be anyone else than myself”
Boris Bergman Boris is a song writer, a writer, an actor, movie director, and a script writer
Born in UK from Jewish Russian parents, he moved to Paris at 14.
Boris displays the sharp witty humour of the survivors. Spending an afternoon with him is always a delight. I met Boris at the Brasserie Bofinger, in Paris, some years ago. He was having dinner at the table next to ours. We started a impromptu conversation and ended sharing a joint and lot sof laughter.
Today I went to visit him at his apartment perched high on the 6th floor of the Buttes Montmartre. My intention was to give him book from a Russian photographer I bought form him last time I was in Paris, a year ago, but never had the time to give him. So here I am with my one year old gift climbing the 6 floors – the lift was of course out of service -with my Canon camera on my shoulder.
His house is like his life: full. He has a huge collection of 35 mm movies and of course a projector, walls of music, books piled up everywhere and an amazing collection of caps and hats.
Boris has an immense culture, a big heart and so many stories to share. A man anyone would be proud to have as a friend.
A conversation with him is sheer pleasure.
So here my Boris and his living working studio
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I met Brian McMillan early Sunday 6th of June 2010. He was sitting on the steps of the church St Louis in Paris. I noted he was wearing a kilt. I asked him who he was. He told me his story and we became friends instantly.
Brian was born in Gorblas – Glasgow. He studied law at university. Bu he wished he had studied literature instead.
He was in Spain working at a freind’s pub when the economic downturn hit. He lost his job and is starnded in Paris without money to return to Glasgow. So he sleeps rough, plays his guitar to raise cash and writes his book, “In the Shadow of Notre Dame”
In May 2010 he was arrested by the French police because a woman saw his balls under his kilt. He spent two days in the infamous La Sante prison and was released by the female French judge who questioned the motives of his arrest.
He wears his Black Wash Tart with pride.