The Lookout (Guantanamo, Cuba 2012)
As I explored the oriental part of Cuba, I choose to hire a private driver in an old Soviet Moskvitch car to drive me to the colonial town of Baracoa, where Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba on his first voyage. The 6-hour drive took me through parts of the island where tourists rarely go. Along the way, the scenery varied from vast agricultural lands to lush tropical forests, from high mountaintops to deserted pristine beaches... As we slowly made our way, I noticed this silhouette on a nearby hilltop, and immediately swung my 70-200mm to catch the scene before it disappeared behind us. Looking at the image now, it reminds me of the Cuban story of survival, always on the lookout for the next storm to come, isolated yet resilient and with a tremendous sense of humor.