‘Cuba, an unpolished diamond’ by Idan Hemo

By on December 11, 2013

Name: Idan Hemo
Hometown: Beer-Sheva, Israel
Resides: Tilburg, The Netherlands
Profession: Photography student
Hobbies: Photography, explore new music, hanging out
Year of birth: 1985
Hipstographer since: 2010

Favorite Combo:  Libatique 73  +  Ina's 1982 
Favorite Lens:  Madalena 
Favorite Film:  Dylan 
Favorite Flash: None

"Travelling through Cuba was like stepping back in time... My wife and I travelled all over the Eastern part from Havana to Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Cayo Santa Maria, and then all the way to Santiago de Cuba via Camaguey. We stayed mainly among the locals at their 'Casa Particulares', which are rooms or apartments you rent at a private family house. This way we could learn more about Cuba's history and future through the eyes of the local people.
Photographing with Hipstamatic, I was able to create perfect images that show the authentic island feeling. The people are very welcoming and it was pretty easy to photograph them. Most people wanted to pose and be in the picture. Others saw it as another way of gaining income... I, however, tried to make pictures that show real life and the warm Cuban atmosphere."

Idan Hemo

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