This is part of an on going project to visit and explore locations that have historical significance in my lifetime. Being a US citizen, Cuba has always been a magical forbidden place. I went to Cuba to explore the beauty of the people and the complexity of the place. I also wanted to seek insight into the heartbreaking situation between our countries. I choose to shoot both portraits and urban landscapes. I made portraits that illustrated the strength and spirit of the people despite their economic situation. I contrasted that with the frenetic, and often tragic urban landscape.