Cuba was a wonderful experience. I travelled with the same friends as the Myanmar / Burma Street Photography trip last year; Kristian Leven, Matt Tyler and Sachin Khona. We worked hard and played hard; shooting at sunrise and sunset, and enjoying lunch, cards and cocktails during lunch and the evening.
Adventures such as these are the kind that are written permanently into memory; the laughter, the friendship, the people and the miles (upon miles) walked. I made no plans each day, no set destinations or ideas as to what to shoot. I kept an open mind (and heart) and wandered the streets, following excitement and intuition. An incredibly liberating experience.
The final shot of the set is especially memorable. I was watching/shooting some kids jumping into the water (from very high up!), laughing with them when one of them asked to hold my camera and started to impersonate myself, shooting his friends and saying 'Gracias! Ola! Ola!' (my limited Spanish!). He captured the moment I pulled my iPhone out to grab a quick selfie to remember the experience by.
All photographs are spontaneous (including the old boxer and the young Muhammad Ali). No Photoshop (whatsoever), and minimal editing only (a slight contrast boost).
Fun times indeed. Until next year!
P.S. Take a careful look at the photograph of the guy digging. There's a glitch in the matrix! In fact I invite you to look deeply into each photograph, there are usually multiple layers and/or hidden surprises.
P.S.S. All shots (bar three) taken with the Nikon D750 (Amazon UK) and 35mm 1.8 lens (Amazon UK).