This is a rural scene from the Vinales valley in the east of Cuba. The landscape here is very different from anywhere else in Cuba. Behind the man and his oxen you can see a ‘mogote’. This is a small, conical hill, which rises up from nothing on the flat valley floor. Such limestone hillocks are found nowhere else in the world except in China. This is the tobacco growing area of Cuba, where the famous Cuban cigars come from. Life for the farmers is very hard because there is very little machinery and it is backbreaking work with the aid only of the trusty oxen.
I have visited Cuba fifteen times and I never tire of using my camera to create striking images showing this time warp of a country and the life of its resourceful, determined and entirely delightful people.
The term giclée means that this print has been produced on a professional printer, using archival inks and textured art paper, giving, with sensible care, a projected life of over eighty years.
You will receive this print carefully rolled in a postal tube. You will need to have it mounted and framed in order to hang it on your wall.