Havana

In Havana, Cuba, the old American cars are one of the most popular subjects for photographers.  The other is the once-proud but now the crumbling architecture.  Both the cars and the buildings, long since fallen into decay but not neglect.  And yet somehow, they continue to deliver on their original promise.  Knowing I was going to be in Havana with my wife Catherine for a short four day trip, I wanted to capture something meaningful without duplicating subject matter already, “done to death”.   Since my love for black and white photography is all about the shapes, textures and tones of the ‘built environment’, my inspiration was to discover visual opportunities where the design elements of the cars would blend and be complemented by the surrounding architecture.  I’ll write more about the experience of how I ended up there, but please enjoy the gallery of black and white photography of Havana.