My first impressions of Havana upon our arrival was how incredibly luminous the light was, striking the crumbly old buildings obliquely at sunset, and attenuating the deeply faded yellow, and brown stone painted facades. It had been a journey well worth it in coming to an island so close to the the USA, and yet so different in culture, practices and caught in a time warp. Cuba is simply living off its grand past, and with a checkered history of uprisings, strive and upheavals, I can see that things will change very quickly.

I sense a people of great determination, seeking change, especially in the youth. Its charm, however, still remains in its cultural heritage, music, its religiosity and the family integration. To the photographer, Cuba offers tons of possible and impossible subjects to photograph, and you will come away feeling a sense of achievement few places can compete with.

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