La Habana en color is an unscripted story of the Cuban people’s relationship and their interaction with the physical space in which they live, work, and play.
Panoramic HAVANA with XPAN
Havana is often described as being “caught in a time warp,” so it only made sense to capture the images in an analog way; on 35mm panoramic film. The images appear in original 24:65 ratio; the original size and ratio of the film negative. The intent is for the viewer to scroll horizontally to reveal the image in it’s entirety.
A copy of the limited edition zine can be purchased here.
If you don’t know already, Neil Ta is my big bro, my manager, and a great photographer. I’ve interviewed him on the blog before; him shooting the Hasselblad XPAN (panoramic film camera), which he shot this project on, with Kodak Portra 400.
Neil is one of the most honest photographers I know, just read his essay, ‘I’m thinking about what Sara said‘. He treats photography as a personal journey, and shoots to better understand himself, document history and society, and does it with a genuine heart.
I love his Cuba project, for the fun, dynamism, and the life of the photos. See them all below:
More Neil Ta
- Neil Ta on Shooting Cuba with a Hasselblad XPan
- Photography is Photography, a Photo is a Photo: Interview with Neil Ta