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this is the first time i approach someone for a photograph, and i must say it was a very enjoyable experience.

the old man is the cover of the Lonely Planet guide for Cuba, i spotted him in La Habana and sat nearby to start a conversation. i spent a long hour chatting with them and they kindly posed for some photos (and signed my guide!)

the canadian badges were a gift from someone else, in case you're wondering :)

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theDarkCrusader75's avatar
Cubans are great people, brotherly love and solidarity from a Mexican! 
Joan04's avatar
Man, i miss my Cuba and their unique people.
BlueOrph's avatar
I have featured this fantastic image in my EMOTIVE feature here [link]
Sarita37's avatar
wow cigar, beret, dark eyes, big beard. yeah they are cubans all right :) :) totalmente cubanos
neee's avatar
Beautyful people
TheGirlWhoWasntThere's avatar
this makes me laugh. hard.
Joan04's avatar
how is this funny, don't you see we cubans suffer. unlike you we have to start working at a sertain age and the constent suffering of communism.
TheGirlWhoWasntThere's avatar
Now, I'm laughing hard at the idiotic comment.
evilcupcake182's avatar
why do you hate cubans?SEe things like this rascism causes war and hatred between people.Not all people are bad you know.
Ive meet this old man to when i was in cuba last november :)
Will post the photos , didnt know he was on the cover of that book :)
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deweldeman's avatar
I got about the same photo a week sooner...his female compagnon wore glasses then.
What about his eyes? Has he been beaten up? Did he get in a fight between street bums?
Or just a side effect of the processing by photoshop...I remember him being cleaner and not so damaged in the face...
whatev9r's avatar
the only processing done is contrast and colour, he does look a little cleaner in the original but there's not a huge difference.

maybe he was in a street fight after all :|
deweldeman's avatar
Yeah, I also think so...
Maybe the Canaians beat him up and give him some flag pins to reward him for the fierce fight :bonk:
badstyle's avatar
Cool when I saw the thumb I knew exactly who it was - I wondered why you had painted a picture of the guy from the book cover. What a wonderful surprise!

I'd love to go to Cuba, maybe some day! :)
whatev9r's avatar
hehe... glad you liked it :)
Valmont-jose's avatar
very nice portrait.

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