Calle 8 Festival | Carnaval Miami

What’s going on at the Calle 8 festival? I didn’t know…  and I needed to find out, many photography friends always mentioned it like a great place for some street photography.

My Little Havana experience was only “Viernes Culturales”  an event that runs the last friday of every month.

But the Calle 8 Carnival it’s a festival of a totally different caliper, this is Miami’s biggest party and spans over 24 blocks, the 8th street  (Calle 8) gets closed to allow over 30 stages with live performances, dancing, food, and of course drinking…. In sum, a grand celebration of hispanic culture…

It was also an opportunity for me to take the Fuji  X-T1 for a spin for the first time, I brought a couple of lenses but ended up using just the 23mm 1.4, and I really liked the performance. Fuji is now my go to camera for anything travel or street related, and it will stay like that.

Calle 8 was fun to shoot, tried to capture the spirit of the festival, here are some of the photos I like the most….

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Woman wearing a flag during the the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Portrait of woman performing during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Portrait of colombian street performer during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Portrait of street performer during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: People enjoys of the many live performances at one of the stages during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Portrait of musician with drums during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Portrait of woman performing during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: People walking at 8 Street during the  37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: People walking by in front of a closed store at the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Portrait of woman singing and dancing during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: People watching live street performers during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Band playing music in the streets of calle 8 during the  37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Man buying cigars at Calle 8 during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: Portrait of woman dancing in the streets during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: People dancing in the streets during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

MIAMI - MARCH 9, 2014: People dancing in the streets during the 37th Calle Ocho festival, an annual event that takes place over Eighth Street in Little Havana featuring plenty of music, food, and  it is the biggest party in town that celebrates hispanic heritage. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

That’s all for now, more coming soon…