Woman & Child, Havana at Dusk.

Havana at dusk by Alice Hawkins.
Cuba is a fairytale place. I like that you can just stay in people’s houses or wander into someone’s home and eat with a family.
My last trip there was for a fashion shoot with Love magazine in 2012. We had so many clothes that the stylist had to stay over the road from me with this glamorous single mum called Lily and her son Richard.
We put her in a Versace outfit and she just owned it.
She knew exactly what she was doing. My work is influenced by 18th-century portraiture, which is why they are both posing in a formal manner.
This was taken just around the corner from Lily’s house. I had seen an art deco building that looked beautiful – all we had to do was wait for the sun to go down.
Although it is not a shot of a sunset, you can sense that’s what’s happening from the way the buildings are all lit up in different colours.
Source: My best summer photograph: sand, scorpions and sausage sarnies | Art and design | The Guardian

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