Statue and mural in Havana Cars in Havana, Cuba. Travel editorial and culture photography in Latin America and Costa RIca Speeding Cars in Havana, Cuba. Travel editorial and culture photography in Latin America and Costa RIca. Dilapidated building in Havana, Cuba. Travel editorial and culture photography in Latin America and Costa RIca. A musician walks his contrabass on the beach in Varadero Cuba. An old man selling onions on the street in Trinidad, Cuba A taxi driver in his 1956 Chevy in Havana, Cuba A very old Mercedes with a Cuba plate. Everything has value in Cuba including disposable items like cigarette lighters. This street merchant specializes in refilling and repairing disposable lighters. A very rustic bedroom in Havana, Cuba. A butcher in a free meatmarket in Havana, Cuba. Assorted objects for a Regla de Ochá ceremony. Cigar smoking in a Cafe in Havana A Bodybuilder stands outside of a gym in Havana, Cuba. Training Cuban boxing at Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym in Havana, Cuba Hard drinking man in the street in Havana Cuban boxing at Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym in Havana, Cuba Cooking tamales in the family kitchen in Havana Training Cuban boxing at Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym in Havana, Cuba Cowboy on a mule in Trinidad, Cuba BMW Sidecar motocycle in Havana Cuba Restored building in Havana 1956 Chevy Bel Air in Havana Cuba Rafa cooks Chicharrón in his mothers kitchen in Havana, Cuba. Skyline of Havana showing the damage of neglect. A propaganda poster in Havana calling Geroge W Bush a terrorist. I must agree. An old man plays guitar in Trinidad, Cuba Hasta la victoria siempre! Propaganda billboard of Che Guevara outside of Havana Cuba A car mechanic take a smoke break while working on an old car in Havana, Cuba. A grocery store in Havana with bare shelves. Shortages of supplies have left most stores where Cubans can shop in a sad state. Skyline and buildings in bad shape with a view of the beach, Havana. Beautiful Building and water tank in Havana A driver of a rickshaw bike taxi takes a break in Havana. Men playing dominoes outside the house in Valle de los Ingenios Cuba, a sugar producing region. A freaked out butcher in the meat market of Havana is startled during his lunch. He is surrounded by meat and knives. A boat being repaired in the Streets of Havana. Old books for sale in an outdoor market in Havana. A fighter poses after sparring at the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym in Havana, Cuba. A Contrabassist poses for my camera on the beach in Varadero. Clothes drying in a window in Havana. A reflection on the hood of a classic car of El Capitolio in Havana Cuba. A grocery store in Havana with bare shelves. Shortages of supplies have left most stores where Cubans can shop in a sad state. Amazing classic car and horn in Cuba. Cuba has the best muscicans, and this dude shredded the sax on a rainy Monday in Havana. The streets are paved with the good intentions and ruin of communism as a bike cruises amidst the fantastic buildings and crumbling infastructure of Havana Cuba. A fruit seller with a bit of pee pee stands in his stall in Havana Cuba. A fighter relaxes after sparring at the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym in Havana, Cuba. Rafa is like my Cuban brother. I wish him well. A man running his small business sewing in Cuba. A fighter sparring at the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym in Havana, Cuba. Boxing in Cuba is amazing and very popular. A man does some repairs with a welder on his bike in Cuba. This is a nightmare of poor wiring in a housing flat in Havana Cuba Crumbling building in Havana A chicken head on a hook for a Santería Regla de Ochá ritual in Havana Cuba A couple of kids take a break from smashing electronics with a metal pole, and pose for a photo in Havana Cuba. Street beggar hands in Havana The Santísima Trinidad Cathedral is located at the Plaza Mayor in Trinidad Cuba. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. A man on the streets of Havana with a bird in a cage being just awesome. Havana's Coppelia building is one of the largest ice cream parlors in the world, and is a throw back to the 50's. This is the menu. A barbershop in Havana Cuba Men playing dominoes outside the house in Valle de los Ingenios Cuba, a sugar producing region. A woman sits in the most beautiful pharmacy in the world. Havana Cuba A practicioner of Santería, also known as Regla de Ochá sits in his house in Havana. A boat on the streets of Havana. Kike is pronounced keey kay and is a nickname in Latin America. A street musician plays accordian on a stoop in Havana Cuba. A beautiful old, classic car in the sun of Varadero Cuba A freaked out butcher in the meat market of Havana is startled during his lunch. He is surrounded by meat and knives. A beautiful old, classic car in the sun of Varadero Cuba Black and white art photo of a steering wheel in Havana Cuba A shoe shine man and his kit on the streets of Havana Cuba An old car speeding through the rainy streets of Havana Cuba This is where the old folks in Cuba go to spend their days. At night, they go home, but during the day they talk, play chess, get medical care, and enjoy the day. 1957 ford fairlane convertible taxi in Havana Cuba. The old cars are amazing but this one, as a taxi, is a real treat. Some guys hanging out at a beach shack near Havana Man and old car in Havana A couple of guys playing chess in a Havana market. Cubans are really, seriously good at chess. Communist ice cream. A man eats a huge amount of ice cream. Coppelia is an ice cream parlor chain in Cuba that the people go absolutely nuts at, and eat way too much. How do they keep those old cars running in Cuba? Simple, they drop in Korean motors and use whatever parts are available. Cubans are the most inventive mechanics on Earth. Fixing the wiring in an old car, Havana. Shot with a 1958 Leica M3 with Pan-F and developed in PMK Pyro.

Castro's Cuba

If I had to pick one place in the world to be a street photographer, it would be Havana Cuba. There is just something about the honesty of that little island that makes the people more beautiful than anywhere else. These photos are from a couple of trips, one in 2009 and the other in 2014. They are from all over the island, Havana, Maria la Gorda, Trinidad, everywhere I could find. The photos are in peoples homes, at Regla de Ochá shrines with chicken heads, on the beach, and in the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym. Viva Cuba!

Street Photography in Cuba