Film portraiture using only natural light

Havana, Cuba - woman holds her grandchild while her sick husband sleeps facing the open window. They live on the 3rd floor of a building with no water pressure so much carry buckets of water for drinking, bathing, and flushing the toilet up the steps.

Or, do you want your portraits to be happy scenes of beautiful people?

Impressive shot, Bob. Do you have more pictures of them? When did you make the picture?
Erik: thanks. Undoubtedly, I shot several frames of this family but I have always edited first and then scanned only my selection. So I choose this frame from a strip of negs on the light table, scanned it and moved on as I have no use for second place images. I have a good collection of images of normal Cuban people in their native environment that I made over a number of years, this in 2011. They are published in my book, "Vignettes Cubano" and on my website at Cuba intro