The heartbeat of Puerto Rico is passionate, born of a colorful culture richly steeped in history. Her people are beautiful, seething with emotion, and intensely proud of being from their beloved Isla del Encanto. And Puerto Rican women are infamous for their sensuality and beauty, a lodestone for photographers searching for experiences and images that leave them breathless.
Ana Tigre and I traveled to Puerto Rico and the city of Ponce to work with Janice Rosario Silva. We found an abandoned hotel at the crest of a mountain overlooking Ponce, and along with thousands of ravenous mosquitos, we spent the sunset lost in our work.