The majority of these images were shot on my beloved Contax 645 and the rest on the Xpan hasselblad that Joel gifted to me for my 30th this year. All were shot on Fuji film and processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab.
Gosh these are gorgeous.
I always wait for your new post. Always worth waiting.
beautiful colours as always, …I am melting over your pics, well done!!
The colors are sunbleached and gorgeous. Love your Cuba photographs, Jose!
I can’t believe how much is going on in that middle picture. So many buildings, so many colors and what you don’t see, so many people going about their day. love it.
i love your color palette! is it just the place you were taking the photos, or does everyone just drive old-school cars like that in cuba?
Gotta love the old car with the new rims! Great color and eye as always…
Beautiful!! The colors are seriously untouchable. And the amount of traveling you do… want to switch lives? Just for a few expeditions?
Love that you’re showing off more “personal” work…just as beautiful as the work you get paid to do :-)
first image is so beautiful! ! and p.s Sharkee is coming for you :) lol
Your work is amazing!
Beautiful shots! Makes me wanna go!
amazing images, jose. beautiful
Dude…just so amazingly good. I don’t know what else to say.
Wow wow WOW! Without words.
Wwwoooowww increíbles imágenes de Cuba. Espectacular el tratamiento del color.
Your work is beautiful FACT!
simply stunning !
Maravilloas y evocadoras imágenes …bonita atmosfera.
in your photos a lot of love.
love for people. love for life.
it is wonderful. Thank you.
such amazing colors…… perfection, across the board!
So, so beautiful Jose! Thank you for sharing. :)
There is such emotional depth to these images! The faces of the kids, priceless!!
Imagenes muy bonita!!
A panoramic camera seems like an odd choice for portraits, at least in theory. I love that you’ve tried it and it looks great!
These are perfect. In every way. Thanks for the momentary escapism :)
So beautiful!!!! Really inspiring!
the photos are gorgeous! You truly captured pieces of beauty!
These images are absolutely stunning….. beautiful tones, capturing the real essence of Cuba!
Jose, I love viewing your work and it inspires me to pick up my film camera again. Thank you for sharing!
wonderful photos more please! you must be having an exquisite time! your perception and palette is beautiful.
The portrait of the boys is unbelievable! Thank you for sharing.
You are amazing Jose.
woh baby.. i’m speechless… i am without speech!
Amazing composition and beautifully “seen” – mind blowingly gorgeous!
Your photos inspire, delight and make me smile.
Wow…so beautiful Jose…the way you see the world is so beautiful..I love every single image. You..your vision and heart.. is truly remarkable xoxo
I love you Jose, for these images, for everything you do. Viva Cuba Libre!
exactly what samm said + 1
exactly what samm said + 2. (you’re incredible.)
exactly what samm, dan, pobke said +a million.
Wow… you must publish a book of Cuba images someday…
These are just so so so gorgeous. Ahhh!
words can never say enough about your work.
we all need more jose in our lives.
Cuba and Mexico are both my “must go before I die places!!!”. Love your works as always!
you are one of the best artists of our times
Textures and colors, people and joy, … Beautiful Jose !
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Love the colours, the people!
Beautiful Jose. Love this..
Love love…. So beautiful!!!
I love every single image, AND I want to go to CUBA.
breathtaking. every single image. i adore the “people” shots. best kind of image.
These are gorgeous Jose…. I’m thorn between these set of images, and the ones you published before.
Qué hermoso es Cuba, ojalá algún día pueda visitar.
gorgeous photos as always! These especially are quite beautiful :)
I love the colors and how you always tell a story with your work. ♥
A sublime set of images worthy of exhibition. Sure, the kit and film help the ‘look’ – but no kit or film can ever capture the art of composition, balance and timing which pretty much every one of these photographs possess in bucketfuls as a result of your innate skill. Well done that man. – JKW, UK
High five through the computer!
Breathtaking and inspiring work jose. You make Cuba look like heaven!!
Wow! You truly captured the beauty of the town and the essence of the people! Stunning and inspiring!!!
Every shot here moves my heart. You can see through the people’s eyes that they were comfortable with your presence, which created some honest portraits!
wow!!!! these are so freaking amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think a book on Havana should be in the works for you. Not sure if you’ve thought of that or have any plans, but after all the other havana shots you’ve featured…plus these, it would be killer. Just saying.
You have a true gift. I’m in love with your work. I’m loving the sublime use of pastel color in all the photos.
O love your work José!! Very nice use of DOF and the tones are awesome!! Great to see film shooters!!
Amazing. I really enjoy looking at your personal work. Love the pastel colours & all the details.
Beautiful! But I wonder, who is Joel? ;)
These are really beautiful. The image of the little girl with the pigtails looking down is my favorite, and a perfect example of the magic of film.
Yes, yes, a book!
A Havana book!
These are simply stunning! I never thought about traveling to Cuba before seeing your photographs and now it is on my must travel to list. I showed my Mum your photographs and now she wants to go on a mother/daughter trip to Cuba together. She remembers being in Havana with her parents when she was a little girl and your photographs have inspired wanting to rediscover it 50 years later.
Wow, I am at a loss for words! These photos are simply amazing!
Eres pateticamente tan buenaaaaaaaaaa hasta de la destruccion sacas belleza esas caras de ingenuidad y bonanza no las hayyyyyyyyyyy donde existe mucho mas,es genialllll
I love Cuba and am in love with all of these images. I just adore film.
there is a Cuba – film photography exhibit at The Getty right now. please go check it out! you’d love it.
great work :)
I am in love with these.
Amazing photos …
Wow, amazing pics!!
Really lovely, Jose. Thank you for your vision and your authenticity.
A Fellow photographer,
wow, these are just completely stunning!
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I wish i could just follow Jose Villa all day long and watch his genius unfold, your work is incredible, the compositions are beyond me…..LOVE!
beautiful set of pics, great adventures :)
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Jose – What license did you get to travel to Cuba? Any people 2 people program recommendations for those of us looking to make the trip? xo
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