Havana oh na na!

So a couple of months ago I went on a trip where everything that could go wrong weeeeell… did go wrong!

But I survived the cancelled flights, the rebooking of places to stay and the new American laws and you know what! I had the time of my life! From Sweden to Los Angeles to Cancun in Mexico to Havanna and Trinidad in Cuba, Miami and back home!

So many weird and funny things happened on this trip I don’t even know where to start. People have asked me “what was the best/Funniest thing that happened during the trip?” My answer, – Geez, can I say everything?

I could have been jumping into a taxi and getting seated randomly next to two other Swedes. Ended up going out and buying a pizza from a cart at 2 in the morning, together with a Korean and a french dude.

Dancing salsa with a 75 year old man.

I’t could also have been riding around in a carriage in Havanna getting tricked into paying extra for something that was included, and then still ending up paying the amount that was promised.

Getting drunk of one mojito? Yes ONE mojito!

Getting to know an old Lady and her husband Mr Thompson, they started calling me Ale. The cute lady screamed ALLEEE from her window, and even though I didn’t understand a word that she said, we spent an amazing 20 min on her balcony talking about everything.

This post is Part 1 of 2 possible 3 post about my trip! And as you can see I decided to start with Cuba! So turn on the salsa music and check out my pictures! I also included a little vacation movie, if you wanna get the feels!

B & B La Rosa D’ Ortega  <3

 

//Alexis Holm

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Amy Winehouse

You know how you have to be in a certain mood to listen to a certain kind of music? Well I’ve listened to Amy Winehouse before, always loved her voice! But it hasn’t been until now or during this week that I’ve really come to appreciate, or how can I put it…” feel” her voice and lyrics. It was like everything struck me at once. Isn’t it weird sometimes.

Any who I just decided on dedicating a post to Amy and to tell people to go and listen to the album Back to black!

 

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//Alexis Holm

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Shooting With Colors

Shooting With Colors – photoshoot collaboration project

As I mentioned last week I had the awesome opportunity to work with some amazing people. For the second photoshoot (last weekend) I Worked with my amazing friend/model Nasime Brown and the talented makeup artist Patricia Kara. Also got to work with Emmanuel Junglander who took the time to set up his black magic camera, and filmed some of the behind the scenes from the shoot!

So this time I brushed up on my 2 and 3 point lighting, using lifx bulbs – The lightbulb reinvented, and the smartest Wifi light bulb I’ve seen.

Here are some pics from the shoot! Make sure to check out Nasime, Patricia and Emmanuel on Instagram/websites, If you wanna know more about them. I’m gonna post the links further down!

Enjoy!

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nasimecolor1nasimecolorDSC_4300DSC_4208cropadDSC_4295testDSC_4390DSC_4274DSC_424312DSC_4409Behind the scenes and information:

Make-up artist: Patricia Kara, Instagram: mejkmyday

Model: Nasime Brown, Instagram: nassekladd

Videographer: Emmanuel Junglander, Instagram: hittabensin, Vimeo: junglander, Website: http://www.iomotiondesign.com

Shooting with Colors – BTS from Emmanuel Junglander on Vimeo.

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