Cuba: What’s Up With Those Cars?
With an abundance of colorful subjects from landscapes to cityscapes, wildlife (think lizards, pink flamingos), and people (the streets are filled with a myriad of characters), Cuba is truly a photographer’s paradise. And with destination flights now open in the US, the island and its vibrant culture are now more accessible than ever. I had the chance to explore the country last year, and was amazed not only by the setting, but by the people and history as well. One interesting facet of the nation’s development lingers on the streets in the form of the now-trademark classic cars of Cuba. These antique roadsters, from Buick’s to Ford’s to Chrysler’s, now serve as both a point of pride for their owners and an interesting glimpse of the tangible repercussions of the Cuban government. I recently chatted with Jim Harmer of Improve Photography about these cool cars and other highlights of the trip. Listen to the podcast here.
Join me as I return to Cuba for hands-on photography instruction tours in January!