From the Publisher
From the Author
Cuba is a consuming passion. My camera merely an excuse to
search out a beautiful dancer, to sit and share a rum with a musician, to
indulge my pleasures... I have hung around on street corners and watched
life unfold, a witness to the forces of love and laughter at their most
It is a place where the love of music seems boundless. Rhythms blast from
almost every doorway and car, encouraging a freedom of spirit undaunted by
shape, style or age. Flirting is as natural to a frail 80-year-old as it is
to a woman bursting out of an overstretched, lycra bodice. There is no
change when a camera is produced, they neither shy away nor play-up to its
enquiring lens, they just remain who they are, take me or leave me and the
devil may care...
It is a spirit that is at once both charming and beguiling, it is what has
taken me back to the island a dozen times.
This book is a celebration of that spirit