Here is a selection of photos that I took on the streets and in a bar in Havana, Cuba during my visit to the island nation in July 2011. The quality of the images is not so great. I just had a crappy little camera at the time. Nevertheless, I like the shots and they... Continue Reading →
Dieciocho-trienta, dieciocho-trienta……. The numbers drifted across my consciousness, muddling with rapid eye movement sleep. Dieciocho-trienta, dieciocho-trienta. There it was again. Was I dreaming? My eyes opened. A baby-faced cop -still adolescent- hovered above, speaking into his radio. The voice was real. Dieciocho-treinta, dieciocho-treinta (18-30, 18-30), ciudadano extranjero dormido en parque publico (foreign citizen asleep in public park). Saturday... Continue Reading →
This is a selection of Cuban political slogans that I saw during my time on the communist island in 2011. All photos are my own. THE BATTLE OF IDEAS CONTINUES FATHERLAND OR DEATH WE ARE IN A DECISIVE MOMENT OF OUR HISTORY. TYRANNY HAS BEEN DEFEATED. THE HAPPINESS IS IMMENSE. HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL MUCH... Continue Reading →
Callejon de Hamel - probably the most colourful area of Havana, Cuba. Great murals! I visited late one afternoon in 2011 and had the place pretty much to myself.
The well preserved colonial streets of Trinidad are a photographer's paradise. Unfortunately, because of a misadventure in Havana (long story), I arrived in Trinidad without a camera. Cuba is not the easiest place to buy a new camera. Prior to arriving I spent a couple of days looking for one to no avail. After asking... Continue Reading →
I have a semi-completed article/story on Cuba that I hope to publish here sometime. In the meantime here are some more wise words from the mouth of Fidel Castro.. THE PARTY IS NOT PRIVILEGE, IT IS SACRIFICE
I can't remember exactly where in Cuba I took this photograph. Propaganda/ the communist party message is everywhere across the island nation. The translation is of a speech that Fidel Castro made to the Cuban people on May 1 (International Workers' Day) in Plaza de la revolución (Revolution Square) in Havana. Cuba, now under the... Continue Reading →