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VANISHING CUBA BOOK BY MICHAEL CHINNICI – NOW AVAILABLE

A stunning collection of over 300 photographs and stories highlighting Michael’s 24 trips to Cuba.

VANISHING CUBA is a visual storytelling project by American photographer Michael Chinnici. The collection depicts the changes Cuba is facing as it emerges from more than 60 years of isolation and decay. Michael’s 24 trips to Cuba have yielded tens of thousands of photographs, thought-provoking and emotional stories, and created lifelong friendships. Vanishing Cuba is about capturing the past, present, and future of Cuba, and even more so, about capturing the “Soul of Cuba”. Michael’s love affair with Cuba and the Cuban people clearly comes through in this compelling and beautifully produced book.

These books have been printed in small quantities and will only be available for a limited time.

Silver Edition …. Deluxe Edition …. Reserve Edition
Vanishing Cuba Book Collection
Attention To Detail
Only The Highest Quality & Finest Printing Techniques

Spectra7 Color Printing

Michael wanted his color photographs to be equally as impressive on paper, as they appear on hi-resolution mobile devices and 4K monitors. For this reason, he chose to go with a newly developed printing process called Spectra7.

In addition to the four main colors (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) used in traditional CMYK printing, Spectra7 adds orange, green, and purple to widen the color space by about 30%. This allows for 90% of all PANTONE colors to be reproduced on press, something that has never before been achieved. Spectra7 delivers the intensity and brilliance his images deserve.

TriTon 3 Black Printing

Black & white printing has traditionally been done using just one black ink. For better results, a duotone system was developed to blend together both a black and a grey which resulted in better mid-tones.

But Michael was looking for more! He was looking for blacks that are ‘blacker than black’, mid-tones that are balanced, and highlights that are soft. The results, a high degree of contrast and impressive three-dimensionality. He did this by choosing a proprietary TriTon system that uses three inks, two blacks, and one grays. The results are nothing short of sensational.

Storytelling In Both English & Spanish

Michael always felt that a book about Cuba deserves to be told in both English and Spanish. Although English is widely spoken in Cuba, especially among the young, producing the book in Spanish will give many Cubans, Cuban Americans, Latin Americans and Spaniards the opportunity to enjoy it in their native language.

Only The Finest Italian Paper

Michael’s objective was to produce a book that creatively, emotionally, and historically lasts the test of time. To create a book that spoke quality and beauty from the moment you laid your eyes on it, to the moment you held it in your hands and turned the pages. For this reason, he has chosen only the finest quality paper, printing, and ink process, as well as bindery and finishing.

Italians have a long-standing reputation for superior craftsmanship when it comes to papers, fabrics, and attention to detail, whether it be art, books, or exotic sports cars.

About the Author – Michael Chinnici

A New York-based award-winning photographer, creative director, and designer, Michael Chinnici has traveled the world photographing people, street, architecture, landscapes, motorsports, aerial, and fashion. He enjoys the challenges that various photographic disciplines present. He is the Founder and CEO of Photo Workshop Adventures, a premier photo tour company offering photo-centric cultural adventures in over 150 destinations in over 50 countries. He is a frequent speaker at events where he discusses his “Evoking Emotion” approach to photography.

The Vanishing Cuba project came to life after countless requests to produce a book about his works and his experiences. It will be two years in the making by the time it’s printed, This limited edition book includes a stunning collection of over 220 photographs and stories from Michael’s 24 trips to Cuba. The collection depicts the changes Cuba is facing as it emerges from more than 60 years of isolation and decay. Michael’s trips to Cuba have yielded tens of thousands of photographs, thought-provoking and emotional stories, and created lifelong friendships. Vanishing Cuba is about capturing the “Soul of Cuba”. Michael’s love affair with Cuba and the Cuban people clearly comes through in this compelling and beautifully produced book, handcrafted in Italy.

Michael has already begun to lay the ground work for his next book titled, “Vanishing India”. He has already completed 12 trips to this amazing and fascinating country. As Michael puts it, “India is like no other country in the world. It’s like experiencing 40 countries in one”.

Michael was introduced to photography by his father when he was eleven years old. Using his dad’s WWII era Argus C3 and a basement darkroom, he began his love affair with the camera. Although Michael spent the early years of his career in marketing and design (heading up his own NYC Ad Agency for 25 years), he also founded New York’s first digital photography studio “Icon Digital” in 1995. His knowledge of art and design is evident in the material selections, stunning design, and details found throughout this book series.

He is the father of two girls and two boys, one of whom is a cinematographer. When Michael isn’t on assignment, in the studio, or on a global adventure, he can be found traveling the world searching for unique photography opportunities, exceptional hotels, and amazing culinary experiences.

https://www.michaelchinnici.com

BOOKS BEGIN SHIPPING IN DECEMBER / JANUARY

All Vanishing Cuba books will begin shipping in December 2021, or January 2022, based on the date that your pre-order was received. Earlier orders will ship first. Reserve Edition Books will ship a little later due to the personalized nature of the package including the printing of your signed and numbered 3-print collection. Please keep in mind that these books are of the highest quality. The attention to detail, from signing the books, to printing and shipping is of equal importance to us. Thank you for your understanding.

These books are being printed in small quantities and will only be available for a limited time.

Cuba Experiences & Book Reviews
What People Are Saying About The Book
Just buy it! You won’t be disappointed. You couldn’t possibly be disappointed. I know. I’ve seen the early version of the book and it’s a “work of art”. As Michael says about anything he likes in social media, BOOM!!! This book is a big fat BOOM! So proud of you boss man!
Dippo D.

Hi Michael. Your book came up on an Instagram ad. Very well placed I must say – because I love photography and I have a collection of over 1000 photography books, especially anything Cuba related. I really love your pics and the commentary. I feel photos with a commentary is the best, as it’s fascinating to hear the context/story behind the shot. If the book is as you describe, you could charge at least double for your work especially with the prints included.
Andy C (London)

I’ve been fortunate enough to have had an advance viewing of the Vanishing Cuba book, and all I can say is wow, just wow!!! I know Michael for a long time, and know how much this project has meant to him. His devotion to the Cuban people, and his desire to present Cuba with authenticity, has always been his goal as a documentary photographer. It’s so exciting to see his passion bundled in a beautiful book.
David D. (New York)

I’ve been to Cuba twice with Michael. After my first trip I just had to return. Like many I have known who have gone to Cuba, there is this burning desire to return. It’s like no other place I’ve experienced. I’ve been following the progress of the book now for several years and can’t wait to finally get it and hold it in my hands.
Suzie G,

Michael, I am looking forward to this book. Having never been to the Cuba, and it being my parents birthplace, this will help keep a piece of them in our family. Congratulations!
Michael P. (New York)

We visited Cuba with Michael when he first started going there, and we’ve watched his Cuba adventures grow over the years through Instagram. We were so excited to learn that he would be documenting his experiences in a new book. Knowing how detail oriented he is, we just know it’s going to be a big success.
Julia & Roberto

I’ve been to Cuba with Michael. My 5th trip with PWA was to Cuba in 2015. To say it was an amazing experience is an understatement. A true step back in time, I was enchanted with the friendliness of the people, awed by the architecture and vintage automobiles, and impressed by both the organized photo opportunities as well as the casual, unplanned opportunities. I am so very excited to purchase a Reserve copy of Vanishing Cuba. Michael Chinnici’s photos of his experiences in Cuba are not to be missed!
Jane J. (United States)

This was the best trip I’ve ever taken. Michael is so in tune with the Cuban people, and it shows in his images. I was fortunate enough to have experienced this beautiful country with him. I can’t wait for the book!
Rosy R.

We ordered the Reserve Edition because we love the presentation and the exclusivity of it. Perhaps the book will one day be a collectors item. Like Michael, we fell in love with Cuba and the Cuban people. How could you not. If you haven’t been to Cuba, the next closest thing will be to admire and absorb this book. We can’t imagine you being disappointed.
Maria & Stewart (Madrid)

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