Project Description

Cacharros: The cars of Cuba

Being a bit of a petrolhead, I’d always wanted to go to Cuba.

Something about all those old patinated Yank tanks driving about makes me go all tingly.

So when I got the chance to go, it became a bit of a busman’s holiday; while my partner was sunning herself by the pool, I was running round the local towns in a sweat-soaked, dust-covered, diesel-choked frenzy, shooting all of the amazing metal and loving every second of it.

I could’ve easily filled a hundred memory cards, but here are a few of my favourite shots.

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Once I’d processed them all, I thought it would be a shame if they just sat on my hard drive gathering virtual dust. I wanted people to be able to see them, so I created a book.

I called it Cacharros: The cars of Cuba.

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As with Immortality for Beginners, it needed a strong cover to give it shelf appeal. Cue sketchbook…

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And all of those photos needed to be put into some kind of logical or artistic order. That bit took bloody ages.

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But eventually, this emerged. My first ever self-published book.

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If you’d like a copy of the book, you can get one here.