Photographer presents his new book "Embracing Cuba" in California

Posted: 27-Oct-15 10:03

Byron Motley, a multi-talented artist from Los Angeles has recently launched a new photobook entitled Embracing Cuba, in which he documents his sentiments about Cuba through a series of evocative photographs. He presented his book yesterday in Pasadena, talking about the inspiration for his latest photography work and how it contains nearly 200 photographs and eight essays.

Photographer presents his new book "Embracing Cuba" in California

An award-winning Californian photographer (among many other things), Byron Motley last night presented his latest photography book on Cuba to an eager audience at an event entitled Distant Lands and held in Pasadena, L.A.

While discussing his newly launched book, Embracing Cuba, Motley talked about his fascination with the Caribbean island and how his latest piece of work stemmed from the tales of his parents as long ago they journeyed to pre-revolutionary Cuba and filled him with anticipation and intrigue about the “Pearl of the Antilles”.

“A modern day Renaissance man” as his own website describes, Byron Motley is more than a photographer and filmmaker, he is a singer and songwriter, an author and lecturer, and as such he did in-depth field research to fully immerse in the Cuban culture and way of life. He did so over several years of frequent trips to the island where returned with his camera “to explore its vistas, its people and its spirit”

On a Youtube presentation done by Motley himself, he introduces the audience to his book by saying:

"Words alone do not do Cuba justice, they depict only fragments of her mystery and beauty, her strength and fragility, her spirit and soul."

During his voiceover in the video, we are treated to some sneaky peeks of the book, with a selection of photographs that take us over what we can expect to find in the book. From architecture to classic cars, sports, politics, music and the arts, people and even dogs, it seems there’s not an aspect of Cuba he didn’t manage to capture in more than one way through the 180 photos contained in the book.

"And, so I turned to my camera to capture the Cuba that I love, through both the lens of my camera and my soul."

He goes on to says that in his heart he’s adopted Cuba as his own or rather Cuba’s adopted him and he concludes by referring to the book as his personal scrapbook of memories and moments.

"So come along. Turn the page. Soak it all in! It’s a new day, it’s time to begin embracing Cuba!"


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