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Bazan Featured in Lens

Really happy to see Ernesto Bazan featured in Lens. I was lucky enough to take  a workshop with Ernesto a few years ago in Mexico. From the interview:

Mr. Bazan is a man who embraces what some might consider mystical. In the early 1990s, he went to Cuba and wound up spending 14 years there. He married a Cuban woman and became a father to twins. And ultimately, he published “Cuba,” a big, stunning book of photographs capturing that island’s moods, mysteries and contradictions as few ever have.

Read the rest at the Times.

Photo © Ernesto Bazan.

Laura's Most Excellent Nia Adventure

Earlier this month a couple of important things happened. One, Laura had a birthday. That's a lot of fun with the usual birthday stuff. With dinner at what's apparently becoming one of our favorite restaurants: 18 Seaboard. The other big event that same weekend: Laura arranged to teach her first, full Nia class. Since getting her white belt earlier this year, Laura had taught a few songs in some classes, but her birthday weekend would mark her first full class instruction. I stuck around for the first three songs and took pictures. The class was held at Triangle Dance Studio and while it's a great space for any sort of dance or movement activity, it's pretty tough to shoot in. Without flash. Actually, the full length mirror would make it tough to shoot with speedlights as well.

Enough with the photogeeking. Here's the pictures.