One of the best aspects of being a portrait photographer in Miami is the ability to meet so many interesting people. I first met The Biscayne Poet a.k.a Oscar Fuentes at a performance at Pablo Cano’s theater in Little Havana. When I am able I try to attend his “live poetry” performances in Miami and also the Oscar Fuentes Combo. Last week he came to my neighborhood and did a reading at the Bookstore in the Grove. What’s unique about this poet is that he doesn’t just read his previous work. Attendees are asked to write 3 words on an index card. He then writes a poem on the spot based on those 3 words. He never keeps the poems but, instead, gives them back to the participant. And he does these performances all over Miami: in bookstores, bars and hotels.
To view the first portrait I did of Oscar, click here.