This serie of photos of the cuban people was made during my one month travel around Cuba in march of 2013. While studying photo in the International School of Movie and TV, I put my foots on the roads of the island and known lots of small and big cities where I could make fantastic images from the people, who still live in a traditional way of life, where the children still play on the streets, the people look each other in the eyes and the life pass in a more slow rhythm.
My focus in this series was to show the real life and people from Cuba, not only the happy characters from the postal card. In these images, is possible to see how this people are in the small cities, like San Antonio de Los Baños and Guanabo, where the tourists don’t go.
To make these pictures, my technic was to approximate, ask about the person, make some funny from Brazil and ask the photo. In the most cases I had success because Cubans are photogenic by nature and was a pleasure to them see their image going to Brazil, a country they love.
Renan Carvalhais. “I’m graduated in journalism by the Universidade Anhembi Morumbi of São Paulo and have studied photography in the International School of Movie and TV of Cuba. I have worked in newspapers, magazines, TV channel and websites in Brazil as report, but my recent job is like photojournalist for the agency Futurapress in São Paulo, who distributes my pictures for the most important journals, magazines and websites of Brazil. In the same time I work as a independent photographer for my self.”