Cuba and the Countryside, December 2019

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For the past several years, my travels within Cuba have been outside of Havana.

Each trip was taking me to new and different locations

throughout the island…

this place I fell in love with

from my first visit in 2012.

And while all of those locations help create a sense of place,

I felt the urge to get back to Havana.

So in December 2019, Kip Brundage and I

planned a Havana-based trip.

As always,

I was trying to see old places in new ways

and capture them and their parallel moments.

I wanted to see and experience Havana

differently than before.

It caused me to slow down and make fewer images

than I usually do, but that was OK.

A little discipline never hurts

and as the saying goes, less is more.

Pictures that ask questions?

I think so.

Unplanned?

Of course.

Since then Covid came into our lives

much has changed everywhere

and I’m already looking forward to the time

when I can return once again to this place I love

and the many friends I have made there.

Until then,

it’s time to study these images

and figure out where I go and what I will do differently there

next time.