My inspiration and vision behind the Cuban Coincidence collection was singular; showcase this wonderful culture while inviting the viewer to look deeper into the frame, to discover hidden relationships, engage the mind and feel the pulse of Cuba.
Cuba is changing. Earlier this year (2016), Obama visited. A landmark event in the history of Cuban and U.S. relations. I wanted to visit Cuba -to walk its streets and feel its heartbeat- before any radical changes came into effect.
This collection was taken just a week before Obama visited the country. While only a handful of days were spent shooting, miles were walked and a vast variety of people were met.
All of whom were friendly, open and engaging. Even with a language barrier, much was shared through the simple combination of a smile and deep eye contact; a universal language in itself that transcends race, gender and creed.