One of my personal photo goals of 2014 is to try to find more opportunities for street photography. I have always focused on taking the perfect “stock” photos, usually with no people in them at all. Because of this, I know I have certainly missed many opportunities for photos far more interesting with people at historical locations. Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography to me. Trying to see the moments and be quick enough to capture the frame with the camera. I travel often by myself and people watch on a regular basis imagining stories in their lives.
This photo of a young couple in love was taken while walking the back streets of Havana in 2011. They stopped for a kiss right by the Che Guevara sign providing the perfect background to capture a moment in time. It is one of my few successful attempts at street photography. The Cuban people are some of the most warm and friendly people I have met in the world and I was able to look for of these unique opportunities last week as I walked the streets of Havana for the second time.