Monday, September 28, 2009

Michael Eastman - Cuba



Michael Eastman

Series of photographs taken in Cuba


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Michael Eastman, Red Bathroom

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Michael Eastman, Piano

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Michael Eastman, Kitchen, Havana

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Michael Eastman, Mercedes Living Room

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Michael Eastman, Mercedes Bedroom

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Michael Eastman, Green Living Room

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Michael Eastman, Abstract Wall #2

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Michael Eastman, Mercedes Hall #2

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Michael Eastman, Man in Arch

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Michael Eastman, Green Interior 2002

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Michael Eastman, Isabella's Two Chairs 2000

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Michael Eastman, Blue Facade

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Michael Eastman, Three Fans

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Michael Eastman, Woman in Doorway, Havana


54 comments:

Iva said...

omg, I have no words, it stunning. The details. The focal points. Amazing. Ahhh and the colors, so beautiful. This is awesome. Thank you for such a fabulous post on a Monday..seriously, you made it a a bit more bearable!! The first picture has such a beautiful stained glass window, and the second one! I know it's titled 'piano' and I'm loving it and the chair with it, BUT omg the ceiling art is remarkable, I wonder if that's gold leaf. ahhh the rocking chairs and painting AND sculptures in "Mercedes Living Room"...ohhh geezz I think I have to go back and stare at this post just a bit more...or all day!

Thank you drollgirl!! Happy Monday!

ticklishfromadistance said...

These are so, so beautiful. I cannot stop staring at the colors on the walls. And the styling is amazing! Love it!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Those are beautiful. I love the artists that you find!

Brooke said...

They remind me a lot of here, but with more of a, um, Cuban flair. You can see the former grandeur, but the system has totally failed them. It's a shame to see that architecture crumbling away, but it sure does make for some fantastic photography! It's funny how stuff like this makes for such eye sores in everyday life, but it tells a completely different story when it's caught on camera.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Wow, I am just blown away by this!!!

bananas. said...

absolutely gorgeous! they almost look like paintings. like that really exists?!

i'm amazed.

Pretty Little World said...

The color and texture in these photographs is just amazing. I've always wanted to go to Cuba, and this series only makes me want to go more!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

hauntingly so beautiful...loving the color & texturessss...

Chessa! said...

these are beautiful. so rich in detail. I have been to Cuba and looking at these images is inspiring me to rummage through my box of negatives from that trip and scan some of my prints. I've shared some on my blog before but I think I need to go back and post some more. these are outstanding. thank you for sharing!!
:)

Charlotte said...

I love the bright colors, I am really into shades of green right now.

kyslp said...

Gorgeous and mesmerizing. I find myself imagining what it would be like to live in those rooms.

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hope505 said...

...I'm always captivated by images of CUBA! The various elegant states of disrepair...

Alicia said...

seriously gorgeous!! those colors are so vibrant! they make me want to redo my house!! and that house was AMAZING....its like a fairytale!

...love Maegan said...

wow. not only are the photos unbelievable, I love the actual spaces. so cool.

Phoenix said...

I think Anonymous' comment up above captures my sentiment perfectly.

That being said, the green kitchen is freakin' rad.

You find the coolest stuff, girl.

Miss Absinthe said...

so beautiful and hauntingly sad... the tales those walls could tell.

Diana said...

The textures are amazing, and even if they look a little beat up the colors and placement make up for it's beauty.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Oh wow...gorgeous! I love the colors. I need to get to Cuba. Thats a tricky one.

HAPPY MONDAY LOVER!

Simply Mel said...

True, vivid beauty! Viva la Cuba!

Oh how I wish we could escape to Cuba and share a few mojitos together - wouldn't that be grand?

Midtown Girl said...

I am a home decor fanatic - love these visuals and I love the piano pic - I WANT THOSE Ceilings!!

About the sofa - I think that was a great choice - the leather will age well and the shape is classic - you made a great choice and if in the future u decide to upgrade - you can always put this in your den or sitting room - in the chateau you will eventually purchase!

XOXO Amy

Waxy said...

Beautiful photos...apparently they don't repaint in Cuba though...

Sam said...

These are incredible. Cuba! My - what a crumbling beauty she is - I saw a doco on it the other day - it was so strange seeing all the 1940s 1950s cars tooling around - and no modern ones. Thanks so much for posting these - I love them!

Dream Sequins said...

I really really want to go to Cuba. Like now.

Before it gets all Disneyified. Argh!

Gabby said...

I REALLY want to go to Cuba. Such beautiful photos - I can't get over the colors.

TERI REES WANG said...

Like my Grandmother's feather party hats... old, and dusty, and a page out of date, and still stunning, charming in back in demand.

Caroline said...

Brilliant! I especially love the lost photo...something so cool about that woman waiting in the doorway...

asweetcakes said...

These are not my style, so i'm surprised that i actually like them

Hanako66 said...

beautiful, just beautiful.

Gabbi said...

Amazing photographs, I would love to visit Cuba one day!

Sher said...

Captured beautiful colors and textures.

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

gorgeous photos!!! it makes me want to paint my house lime green.

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These are so beautiful!
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Katie said...

You always post the most beautiful photos!

Kristin said...

What beautiful pictures. I so long to visit there.

Clorivak said...

ooooo....I love decrypted spaces. I love how the walls look so tattered and dingy but have such a glow of gorgeous..if that makes any sense..haha. These are awesome!
These would make perfect horror movie sets!!!

clarewbrown said...

Oh wow these are so beautiful and haunting. I love the kitchen one. The green paint is divine!

Lily G. said...

oh wow, these are glorious pictures!! I want to go to Cuba now!

fabulousfeefee said...

drool! my vintage fan friends would cream their pants at these haha ;) xxx

Keith said...

Wow. Great post. I love all these pictures. So beautiful and stunning. I was so mesmerized by them all. Thank you for posting those.

alissa said...

the chandelier with the two chairs - fabulous. such a great find!

Char said...

he was totally brilliant

Diane said...

Such stunning photos...and the colors are brilliant! So bold yet so soothing. I want to be transported to each of these rooms.

Eva Internazionale said...

These photos are incredible. I've had a fascination with Cuba since I was little so seeing this made me happy.

Jill said...

Wonderful photos...visceral reaction to the dilapidated interiors. It's a shame that such beautiful architecture is being allowed to crumble. Disheveled grandeur...that's a lot of big ass words for me early in the morning. If I spelled them all right, I get an A+

Wana said...

erm, y r there clothes hanging in the bathroom?? lol
its a lovely kitchen , but the walls... arrgghhh... lol
my best is the abstract wall! whoopie!

TheBeautyFile said...

Wow...these are totally amazing....the one with the chandelier reminds me of Miss Havisham's estate! I love the colors of all the walls and the hand painted piano...gorgeous.

down and out chic said...

gorgeous! the colors, the history, quite beautiful. being hispanic, perhaps i'm a bit partial?

one little simitopian said...

Gasp! The richness of colour! Yum. The last one intrigues me. I also would very much like to pluck that bed out of the "mercedes bedroom" photo and claim it as my own. Same with the chandelier in "isabellas two chairs". I know they're from Cuba, but for some reason these pics reming me of Morocco..? I'm not sure why, as I don't know jackshit about the place. but as soon as i saw them I thought "Morocco". Hmmmm...

The Cottage Cheese said...

Love this photography. LOVE. I think my heart hurts a little.

Underfunded Heiress said...

Wow, amazing photos. I love three fans one.

thereddeer said...

Love the greens in some of those shots - especially the kitchen. But then I again I just love kitchens :P

Missy said...

These are great!

Prairie Chicken... said...

love these! thanks for posting 'em.