‘Cuba!’ by Adria Ellis

By on March 31, 2016

Adria-Ellis-Tokyo-portraitName: Adria Ellis
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado
Resides: Boulder, Colorado
Profession: Photographer, Instagram Brand Ambassador
Hobbies: Travel, Yoga and of course photography
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1971

Favorite Combo:  Jack London  +  Blanko 
Favorite Lens:  Jack London 
Favorite Film:  Blanko 
Favorite Flash: I don’t really use the flash.

"Ahhh Cuba, the forbidden fruit. To live in The United States and have a country as raw, and colorful and original as Cuba right out your backdoor is astounding. Technically it is not quite legal or easy for Americans to visit this country. That's all about to change. It is this change - the fear of this change - that inspired my visit. The aspects that speak to me the most are the colors and the textures. I visualized old cars, bright buildings and bold people. Cuba is such a mystery at this point, I wanted to depict a clear strong simple interpretation of what I was seeing and capturing. On the first day, I chose the Jack London lens. I decided not to include a film for my original shots. I stuck with this choice for the entire trip. The bump in brightness and contrast worked well almost all of the time. I was shooting at all times of the day, in old buildings and I also made lots of pictures of people with darker skin. I loved everything about my trip and look forward to creating another series with a different look. So many images to play with and so many different sides of Cuba and it's people to see. Thanks Hipstamatic for inspiring my creative spirit and saving me from tons of post editing work. What I really love about this lens is that, at the end of the day, I don't usually end up doing a thing to the images."
Adria Ellis



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