Street Photography

Domino players Trinidad Cuba

Domino players by a sidestreet in Trinidad Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 10 Comments

The old cobbled street was proving a bit of a challenge in the dim light, the scattered street lamps casting strange shadows on the peeling colonial era buildings lining either side of the road. Our footsteps were unsure and the uneven ground, still slightly slick with the brief rain that had fallen in the evening, was slippery, hiding puddles of water in the darkness.

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two sisters red car havana cuba

What I learned from the people of Havana Cuba

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | 11 Comments

You would think that all the years of international isolation, economic sanctions and general hardship would have exacted a devastating toll on the people on the island of Cuba. That they would be angry, hostile and bitter with Americans and the outside world in general, seen as more or less responsible for making life harder than it already is, severely limited purchasing choices for everyday items and inflated prices.

You could not be further from the truth.

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Love, Life and everything in between in Valparaiso Chile

By | Fujifilm X-Pro1, RTW, Travel | No Comments

A lifetime supporter of local Valparaiso football club Santiago Wanderers, this old lady was keen to show off her team affiliations when I asked her for a portrait A young couple on the streets of Valparaiso Notwithstanding the fact that we were in Valparaiso over Valentine’s Day, there was certainly a passion and a palpable love of life evident in…

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Dead Poets and Dog Shit in Valparaiso Chile

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Gorgeous architecture and bright colours are the hallmark of Valparaíso Kent, the owner of Hostal Mariposas, where we spent restful nights, sharing insider tips of the hostel business A vague smell of the sea (ok, rotting fish) and the less ambiguous stench of dog excrement greeted us as we stepped out from the bus station, wobbling under the weight of…

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