PORTRAITS: remedios la bella
Villanueva, La Guajira
It's part of my long term project in La Guajira, Colombia. One element of the project is based on the magical realism themes and this on in particular on the carachter of Remedios La Bella (one hundred years of solitude, gabriel garcia marquez).
A series of portraits of young woman in a town called villanueva that I think represents the ideal of ingenuous sensuality, short lasting beauty, life with machism and daily life in this part of the colombian coast.
All these pictures were shot in the Villanueva's barrio of El Cafetal, the most popular of the city (cradle of vallenato music and coffee), once but not long ago unaccessible because of the war between guerrilleros and paramilitars.