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I was happy to photograph Little Big Bang, the year old musical project of my amazing friend a musician Anita Moreno, the singer from Ana May y l… Read More
I was happy to photograph Little Big Bang, the year old musical project of my amazing friend a musician Anita Moreno, the singer from Ana May y la Garra del Tigre music band, (Hammond organ and lead voice), and my also good friend and talented makeup artist Carolina Restrepo (Ukelele and second voice). A Colombian duo currently based in Brooklyn. Read Less
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The Little Big Bang
 
I was happy to photograph Little Big Bang, the year old musical project of my amazing friend a musician Anita Moreno, the singer from Ana May y la Garra del Tigre music band, (Hammond organ and lead voice), and my also good friend and talented makeup artist Carolina Restrepo (Ukelele and second voice). A Colombian duo currently based in Brooklyn.
 
 
 
I usually work with Carolina, she helps me a lot, and I just owe her more than just a couple of favors. So, when she asked me to take pictures of the band I couldn’t be happier to contribute.

All New Yorkers know that this winter has been long and snowy. So during a conversation about how pissed we were about this long winter (we all come from warmer countries,) we had the idea to instead of fighting it, making the most of it. They had the idea of being photographed dressed for a tropical Colombian beach, in the middle of the snow.

Given that, it was an one hour shoot on the coldest day of the year, and I only had an assistant for ten minutes I would say the results are tropically acceptable. They suffered a lot, it was freezing out there, but they did a really good job, is not easy to pose while you are shivering.

All the process was a collaborative improvisation in both directions. So I was inspired by their lyrics and music, and after the photo I went to their place with my digital recorder (which is not a really good one) and I asked them to perform a song that I could post to my blog and here is the result (I recommend you to hear the music while you are watching the photos):
 
 
 
 
Here is the Lyrics translated:
 
 
MUÑEQUITA LINDA
 
Beautiful baby doll
with golden hair
With teeth like pearls
and ruby lips.
Tell me if you love me...
as much as I adore you
if you remember me ...
like I remember you
Sometimes I hear
a heavinley eco
wraped in the breezze
that seems to say...
I love you so much
so very very very much
as much as I did before
always while smiling
Beautiful baby doll
Beautiful baby doll
Beautiful baby doll
Beautiful baby doll
Beautiful baby doll
Beautiful baby doll
Beautiful baby doll
Beautiful baby doll
Beautiful baby doll
with golden hair
With teeth like pearls
and ruby lips.
 
- The making of this images was possible thanks to: Carolina Restrepo (wardrobe Stylist, hair and make up)