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“Cuban Man” is part of a series of street photography from a recent trip to Cuba. This photograph in particular, is about an interaction, a conversation, a moment in which I was allowed to pier into the life of a man living on the streets of Cuba. As I was walking down Obispo, one of the most crowded touristy streets in Old Havana, I noticed this man sitting on a ledge of a deteriorating door. He seemed a bit off, slightly drunk, and deep in his thoughts. No one seemed to notice him; tourist and locals alike would walk by as if he was invisible or part of the architecture. I instantly was filled with curiosity about this man’s life and I asked him if I could take a picture of him. Without speaking he gently nodded, and from a distance, I took a quick picture.
I thanked him and as I started to walk away, he gestured to come closer and with a slurred Spanish started to tell me his story. He told me about his children in Florida, that he hasn’t had any contact with in over 10 years, his past, and his addiction. As he continued to talk about his life, I noticed that his eyes expressed way more than what he was telling me. Those deep blue eyes showed me his experience, his suffering and his happiness. So as that saying says, “Expressions speak louder than words”, I asked him if I could take one more photograph, to capture that depth in his eyes.
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