05 Jan 6 Days in Havana

Source: Valérie Jardin

Well… It was more like 4 days in Havana and 2 days of travel but I LOVED every minute of Havana and I can’t wait to experience it again.

I left the week before Christmas, this trip was a present to myself, some much needed ‘me’ time with my camera. No teaching, no schedule, no internet… Pure photography fun. I joined my good friend David Julian at the end of his Cuba tour. This made everything so much easier for me as David knows Havana well and had booked my room in a Casa for my short visit. I spent the first couple of days hanging out with him and a small group of students, enjoyed some really cool cultural visits and learned a lot about the people and the culture. Then the following 2 days were just spent ‘getting lost on purpose’, meeting locals, hanging out inside old car repair or woodworking shops, meeting some rising stars in a boxing rink, walking into barber shops, etc. No plans, just chasing the light and letting serendipity do its thing. I can tell you one thing: I CANNOT WAIT to experience Cuba again!

I shot more B&W than color in Havana. Both have their place for different reasons but the choice is never random. I shot jpegs with the Fujifilm X100F in Classic Chrome and Acros.

I forgot to include some of my favorite shots in this video but I wanted to get it out there before I get on a….

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