Renowned Cuba expert and travel photographer Christopher P. Baker is offering a one-of-a-kind “Sensual Havana: Glamour & Fine Art Nudes Photo Tour” using more than two dozen of Cuba’s top female models plus ballerinas from the acclaimed Ballet Nacional de Cuba. The 7-day tour is limited to six clients. The tour will be offered December 15-22, 2021, and costs $4,875 per person.
Havana is as fantastic a backdrop for glamour and sensual fine-art photography as exists in this world, given its mixture of Spanish colonial and faded baroque architecture, its wealth of 1950s American cars, and its stimulating aura of exoticism. To which, add Cuba’s stunningly beautiful women, and their joyous at-ease delight in being photographed and expressing their sensuality.
This one-of-a-kind photo tour makes the most of Havana’s fantastic settings and beautiful, self-assured women. Chris’ respectful and elegant treatment of the subject pays tribute to all that is positive about the Cuban Revolution and its advancement of women’s rights and self-determination, while also honoring their own unashamedly and affirmatively self-confident and sensuous way.
Chris has invited such renowned models and personal friends as top fashion and video model Karina Valero Tieles (Miss Universo España 2019 and star of Enrique Iglesias’ Súbeme la radio), actress and TV host Edenis Sánchez Gey, acclaimed dancer Zeleidy Crespo of Danza Acosta, plus such ballerinas Gabriella Lugo, Barbara Patterson, and Jeannette Estrada de la Cruz of the National Ballet of Cuba. You’ll get to photograph them all in incredible settings!
Much of the focus will be on street photography, using the models as props.
In 2015, Annie Leibovitz famously photographed Rhianna nude in Havana (see below) for Vanity Fair. Chris’ group will use the same house and bedroom, among other venues, for its own sensual and fine art nude photography with Cuba’s own glamorous models and ballerinas…
National Geographic author, photographer, and expedition leader Christopher P. Baker has been hailed by National Geographic as “One of the world’s leading authorities on Cuba travel and culture.” His words and images have appeared in hundreds of articles and books about Cuba, from BBC and CNN to National Geographic, Playboy and even Penthouse (as well as seven travel books on Cuba, including National Geographic Traveler Cuba, the Moon Cuba handbook, plus his coffee-table book, Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles). Chris has led more than 100 group trips to Cuba under the “people-to-people” and “support for the Cuban people” licenses–including photographic tours for Jim Cline Photo Tours, Lumaria Workshops, National Geographic Expeditions, and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Chris will also be joined throughout by either local photographer Claudia Corral Mesa (granddaughter of Raúl Corrales, one of Fidel’s official photographers and the creator of many well-known iconic images) or one of Cuba’s top female photographers specializing in glamour, street fashion, boudoir and fine-art nude portraiture.
This program is offered legally under the “support for the Cuban people” license, which permits all U.S. citizens to travel pre-approved to Cuba. It is designed to maximize “support for the Cuban people” through stays at private B&Bs, meals at private restaurants, and interactions with independent artists, photographers, models, and actresses, etc.
The trip is limited to only six clients and is sure to fill up fast. Reserve now!