Join National Geographic travel photographer and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker, plus acclaimed Cuban glamour and fine-art nude portrait photographers, as you shoot top Cuban models, ballerinas, and fashionistas in Havana’s incomparably beautiful and time-worn settings on a one-of-a-kind  “Sensual Havana: Beauty, Boudoir & Fine Art Nudes Photo Tour,” December 14-21, 2022.

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.

Many of Cuba’s foremost models and ballerinas of the National Ballet of Cuba have agreed to pose.

In addition to shooting in Havana’s made-for-Hollywood streets, photogenically dilapidated buildings, and fabulous retro mansions, we’ll feature staged shoots at such atmospheric locations as Parque José Martí stadium…. El Morro castle… derelict Teatro Campoamor… the Art Deco Teatro América… Edificio Girón… woodsy Bosque de la Habana… surreal El Jardín de la Tropical… the Cojímar fishing cooperative… and a much-faded Vedado mansion where Annie Leibowitz photographed Rhianna naked for Vanity Fair.

Rihanna nude in our favorite Havana mansion for Vanity Fair. Copyright Annie Leibovitz

We’ll use this mansion extensively, as it is renowned as the perfect venue for fashion shoots. Although we’ll create our own vision, we’ll also draw  inspiration from renowned glamour photographers who have gone before us, not least Annie Leibovitz, Joan Alcina, and Steven Lyon, as well as Cuba’s own accomplished photographers, such as Titina Styles (Joanne Soto), Izuky Pérez, and L. Eduardo Dominguéz.

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 GeographicPlayboy 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 many photographic tours for Jim Cline Photo Tours, Lumaria Workshops, National Geographic Expeditions, and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Chris will also be joined throughout by local females photographers specializing in street fashion, glamour, boudoir, and sensual 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!

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Christopher P. Baker, one of the world's most multi-talented and successful travel writers and photographers has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture. Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 as 'Travel Journalist of the Year,' he has authored more than 30 books, leads tours for National Geographic Expeditions, Edelwiss Bike Travel, and Jim Cline Photo Tours, among other companies, and is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.