While walking through the streets of “La Habana, Cuba” I came upon this great scene of what seemed like a Taxi driver staking someone out or waiting for that certain person. I just love the street photography especially in Cuba.
Lost in Time Walking through Havana was a surreal experience. The city is filled with a certain sense of energy that is very difficult to describe. I walked and walked endlessly throughout the streets of La Havana and the colors, the contrast, the highlights, the clothing of the people, the cars, in fact just about everything, is worthy of being photographed in the city. The entire city seems to be painted with slide film reminiscent of Kodachrome hence the processing with Classic Chrome. Classic Chrome feels like Kodachrome What does that mean? What does Kodachrome feel like? It’s tough to explain. But Steve McCurry put it very well when he famously said that Kodachrome (the film) had, “more poetry in it, a softness, an elegance.” Here’s a small sampling of some images I’ll continue to share in this blog. Captured with the Fuji X100S in Habana, Cuba and processed with Classic Chrome
Captured with the Fuji X100S in Habana, Cuba and processed with Classic Chrome
Havana Club (7 years) in hand (its legal to walk and drink on the streets of Cuba) and cruising the streets of La Habana. Life is good as the commercial says. As I did my thing through the streets I couldn’t help but think of the stark contrast between my home and my in-law’s but for some reason the differences disappear as you meet the people on the streets and conversations are started over Mojitos, Daiquiris, and Bucanero.
Time flew, it was a short flight of only 40 minutes from Miami and in a blink of an eye we arrived in Boyero, Cuba (location of the Jose Marti Airport). From here we took a cab to La Habana, Cuba’s capital city, and the adventures began. At first, it was a huge culture shock but then I quickly realized just how special La Habana really is. La Habana is a beautiful city trapped in a time capsule but nonetheless it exudes a unique beauty that in my opinion can only be appreciated with your own eyes. Its for sure a one of the “must see” cities in the world.