Michael Eastman - Cuba

Faded Elegance: Michael Eastman Photographs Cuba

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We were first introduced to the incredible work of Michael Eastman at last year’s Photo LA (which we highly recommend attending). Entirely self-taught, Eastman has spent more than forty years making large-scale “urban landscapes” that capture the colors and textures of the passing of time. His project Vanishing America is an intimate look at many of the near-forgotten small town facades that once seemed so new and full of promise. Eastman looked to the work of Eugene Atget and Walker Evans to inspire his decade-long photo project, Faded Elegance: Photographs of Havana, which consists of twenty-nine images, printed at 6×7 1/2 feet. Despite the decaying nature of the interiors and the facades, the photographs capture the colors and the character of Cuba’s changing landscape over the course of the project. Gorgeous.

 

Michael Eastman - Cuba

Michael Eastman - Cuba

Michael Eastman - Cuba

Michael Eastman - Cuba

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  • Trude Ellingsen June 8, 2012   Reply →

    Whoa. I love his Vanishing America work, and this new project is no disappointment. Stunning.

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