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Avana is a model I shot a few times for several different projects I was working on at the time in New Mexico and is featured in several pieces of my artwork. She is a native of Cuba and a very beautiful young lady. In the middle of one segment, using a beauty dish for lighting, the look in Avana's eyes caused me to think about "The Afghan Girl", a classic photograph by the legendary photojournalist/photographer, Steve McCurry. I had an old curtain laying in my box of backdrops and I draped it over the young model and this is the result. The background is from a shell cave in the Palace Vizcaya Gardens in Miami captured in 2013 when I created the artwork.

Cuban Girl

Cuban Girl - #67159
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    I use MOAB Slickrock Metallic Silver 300 stock for all of my Giclée prints. This high-end metallic media adds lots of depth to the appearance of my work and features an exceptional reflective shine. This media highlights my artwork by creating an almost 3-dimensional look to my Giclée’s.


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