Djurdjevdan party in the Nova Gazela settlement in May 2009. I gave my iPhone which could record video over to one of my young friends and he photographed his parents and I hanging out with beer waiting for their goat to cook in the rotisserie bathtub they had set up. One of the best days of my career. I learned more here about the community I was working to photograph and the lessons of being an outside trying to document it all at once. May 6, 2009.
In the fantastic film “Soy Cuba / я Kuba” revitalized by Martin Scorsese et. al. One of the best love song sequences ever, or even one of the best cinematic scenes my untrained eye has seen. Go gorgeously filmed, for the emotion and for the context of the film in early 20th century Cuba under Western oppression and Soviet support.
I found a man selling pears on the side of the road where my assignment was taking me. It worked out very well and Amin gave me a pear to take for the road. It was a nice moment to finish the assignment on. And the pear was tasty too. Photo by @mattlutton
A man at a kebab shop in the old Turkish market prepares good food his customers working the accessory of a hair dryer over the grill. Quite the scene but didn’t have time to try the chef’s results unfortunately. Photo by @mattlutton
I love assignments where the brief is basically to just drive around and come up with photos of my own impressions of a place. This was taken in my rental car (parked, I promise) last night a few minutes after my last picture of the day, at last light. Photo by @mattlutton