While looking for stories to Tweet about today, I stumbled across this rather haunting photo series by Liban Yousef called Havana Darkly. The photos are all very beautiful and Yousef has obviously made good use of his camera’s control functions to capture them. However, what is most outstanding, to me, about these photos is the eerie empty feeling they have. Taken at night, they make me think I’m looking at photos of a ghost town or of some place that time forgot.
To be sure, there are true ghost towns in the world. There are several towns that were abandoned in the western part of the United States — their crumbling structures and detritus the only proof that people once lived there. But to see a city like Havana so quiet and desolate that it makes one feel as if they are looking backwards in time…that takes a really good photographer.
– da Bird