Having been fascinated by the island of Cuba for a very long time, I could not miss the opportunity of showcasing the absolutely breathtaking Michael Eastman’s photographs of Havana interiors on this blog. The beauty and the character they evoke are almost impossible to describe, yet the spaces have been so wonderfully captured that I cannot help but be overwhelmed with an amalgamation of emotions and a sense of nostalgia when I look at each of them.
The architectural decay and the crumbling facades tell a story of once grand buildings – former residences of the rich and the privileged of pre-Castro Cuba. Eastman draws us in with exapnsive perspectives, natural light that creates shadows and less brightness, and with realism of depth to unearth the subtle, faded grandeur of these interiors.
To those of you who live in London: Michael Eastman’s Havana exhibition will be held at the Michael Hoppen Gallery between the dates of February 12 – March 13.