To be a true photographer, you have to be a bit crazy, so you go places, put yourself into situations and see things that the average photo-tourist wouldn’t. Recently I undertook a “photographer’s journey” through Mexico, Cuba and two small volcanic islands in the Caribbean, Statia and Saba.
One day in Havana (I love saying that) it started to rain heavily. All the photo-tourists scattered for cover, but I just knew this was the right time to get into the right place. I hadn’t come all this way just to sit in a hotel with a Mojito waiting out the rain. So I put a plastic shopping bag over my camera, tore a hole to poke the lens hood through, and headed out onto the flooding streets. No coat or umbrella, the rain was too heavy for that, so I was getting totally soaked. But then these two lovely ladies came towards me, turned the corner and wow……..
I’m delighted that this won a PSA Bronze award at the Finland International Digital Circuit.