In Cuba people don’t have glass in their windows because it is generally very hot. But they have ornamental metal bars over the windows for security. They often sit on their broad window seat, looking out onto the street, calling to neighbours across the road, chatting to passers by or keeping an eye on their children playing. But when the sun gets very hot they will pull curtains across, to keep the inside of the house cool. This had happened here, but as I walked past this inquisitive dog peered out from behind the curtain to see who was going past. I only had one chance to take his picture as he retreated very quickly. I have called him Scruffy, which I admit is not a Cuban name, because he was……
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.