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Cuban Storm in the Coffee Pots

There had been warnings, dark, angry clouds had gathered overhead for hours and the rumble of distant thunder had gradually stalked us for sometime. It had crept up on my companion and I, and now it was threatening to ambush us. We were exploring Trinidad on the Caribbean island of Cuba, dawdling our way down rough, cobbled streets, browsing art …

Fishermen’s Tales; Lives through a Lens

Fishermen may not seem sexy and a surprising topic choice for a photography and travel essay. Their tall tales and fondness for exaggeration aside some guy in chest high waders is only likely to appear on the front cover of  “Fly Fisherman” or perhaps “Fetish Monthly” rather than “Vogue” magazine. Firemen and other uniform wearing men of action are much …

Postcard from Cuba; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Choosing one photograph to represent a destination especially one that provided dozens of great photo opportunities is a challenge. Regular readers are already aware of my affinity for Cuba; a fascinating culture, a character on every street corner, new, interesting scenes encountered with each step, bustling cities in a beautiful and diverse country. The trip last year has resulted in …

Postcard from Cuba, Trinidad, Portrait in Concentration

On a weekend when many will be shocked and probably in reflective mood due to the tragedy in the United States a more restrained image from seems appropriate. This fisherman in Cuba, Trinidad is a portrait in concentration and reflective thought. He is handlining and his catch is probably more important to him than most anglers. His main motivation is …

Icon of Cuba – The Che Guevara Memorial

One of the most iconic images of the last decade is a simple Alberto Korda monochromatic portrait reproduced on t-shirts from London to Sydney and everywhere in between. Trendy teenagers throughout the world have poster sized versions adorning their walls. Most probably without any idea who he is, some may not even recognise the name; Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. The truth …

A street model in Havana, on the Caribbean island of Cuba on Mallory on Travel adventure photography iain-mallory-300-239_cuban model

Cuba in Black and White; A Portrait

Anybody that visits this site regularly will be aware of two of my greatest passions; portraiture and colour. Therefore a whole post from Cuba a favourite destination in black and white may come as a shock. It is vital that we expand our horizons, attempting things outside our comfort zone. Therefore this post appearing in black and white, a medium …