My Cubachrome Roll

They say shooting in Cuba is a joke, that you don't even need to look into the viewfinder, because wherever you point, your camera is going to do a great job on its own.
It's because of the beatiful, ancient and rundown architecture that makes Cuba look like a movie set in the '50s. It's because of the beauty of Cuban people. Or is it the splendour of Cuban nature? Honestly, I don't know what it is. What I know is that taking pictures in Cuba is exciting, great fun and very rewarding.


Recommended listening:
(Orishas - 2000)

Name a missing colour

Any Colour You Like
See if you can spot any missing colours.

Red Chrome Chevrolet

Red Polished Chrome
This must be the classic of the classics.
And it reminds me of some Jim Morrison's lyrics from the album "An American Prayer".

Old 50s red car in La Habana

Old Red Car
A residual of the US legacy riding down the streets of Havana.

Taxi along Malecon and skyline

Havana Skyline with Taxi
Snapped this one along El Malecon de La Habana de Cuba.
The reason why I'm fond of this photo is because it's then that I realized I was turning from casual travel photographer to street photographer. Amen.

Havana Colours

Havana Colours United
A glimpse of Havana by the Malecon in full colours.

Cool vintage car through wide angle

Comics Car
Sometimes cars are so bizarre, it feels like being in Motor Toon City.

Typical Cuban car in Camagüey

Vintage Blue Car
A fancy old car parked in Camagüey.

Havana Aqua Color

Aqua de Cuba
An abundance of pastel colours versus the dominant run-down-ess of most everything, in Caribbean style.

Aqua Colored Car

Aqua Colored Car
One more vintage car from the American heritage.

Street of Havana with Capital dome view.

Havana Mid Day
Turning around corners in Havana.

Rundown block of flat in Havana

Triumph of Decadence
Too many buildings in La Habana are in such condition.
There is no money to restructure, so crashes and accidents are often on the agenda.

Road with colourful buildings in Habana Centro

Havana Road
Colourful architecture of La Habana taken from a balcony.

A doggy and his painted alter ego in Camagüey

Dog on the Wall
A lucky and funny coincidence found in Camagüey.

Havana Kids

Havana Kids

Crossroad and power cables in Camagüey

Information Technology State of the Art
Phone lines tangle in Camagüey.

Cubans travelling on truck along highway

Truck of Life
Cubans going to work along La Carretera Central de Cuba.
Trucks are the most common transportations for people that can't afford public transport.

The jeweler shop and their ferocious watchdog.

The Jeweler
The jeweler shop and their ferocious watchdog.

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Selected Works

SW X SWPhotography



Morocco Road TripPhotography

Streets of RomaPhotography

Reflecting WindowsPhotography

Clues of AbsencePhotography

Foot LoosePhotography

KeylineBrand Design

Il Tallone del CavaliereEditorial Design

Derive ApprodiEditorial Design

I Do FlowersPhotography

Massimo Künstler
Art Direction + Photography


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