Girl on the Telephone, Vinales, Cuba
Street-photography aims to capture the everyday life and experiences of the community. In Cuba, the public telephone is still in widespread use and - with the expense of private cars and the paucity of public transport - in great demand as a means of communication. A journey of a few miles in Cuba can be an inconvenient, long and hot experience. This image was made with a super-wide angle lens (Sima 12-24mm) - I often walk the streets with only this lens because it forces a different approach - the need to get closer and to incorporate more context than with my other favourite travel photography lens, the 28-300 Canon L series. I like the languid uncommitted pose, the sense of the hot mid-day sun, the raking shadows and the tonal dominance of shades of blue.