Poinciana blossoms

Photographs taken in Key West in the Spring of 1970, using a camera borrowed from my uncle. Film frame size 28mm x 28mm. Negatives are scanned with all adjustments to color and exposure done in the scan. Resulting images are reduced to 1/4 scale and sharpened. No adjustments to color or exposure after the scan.

The photographs take me to the Key West that was before it became Paradise - with rents and house prices becoming elevated to appropriately celestial levels. Then, the Island was about simplicity and informality. It was also about walking around in old neighborhoods, nodding to people sitting on the porch talking, hearing fragments of conversations being held by people talking to each other through open windows facing each other's house. And as evening came on, lights came on in houses surrounded with tropical vegetation. The town became more beautiful and the stars came out to see it for themselves.

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Thanks for visiting. Jon Cervantes Aymon, paisant de Dordogne