Back in 2012 I went on a very last minute trip to Cuba as I was desperate for a break after almost 6 years continuous working.
For various reasons it was a life changing experience, I met my future wife, who also let me impregnate her which resulted in me moving to Russia. My working life changed too resulting in me becoming a mobile designer and leaving the confines of an office, either way I bloody loved Cuba. Take a look at some photos, as with all oldish photos they may suffer from some heavy instagram filters.
No better way to end the day than chilling on the beach
I was not following this local lady by the way, just taking photos
I love taking photos of people when there not looking at me, its the fear of getting caught
Sometimes the roads of Cuba are really empty at night, everyone seems to scarper before the bad people come
Does anyone go to Cuba and not take photos of cars?
Who would live in a house like this?
This is from a rare excursion into the real, tourist free Cuba, not much going on really is there?
This cheeky mofo borrowed my pen then refused to give it back, I got it back eventually though, nice guy though, never kept in touch.
Not exactly the nicest part of the beach
More taking photos of people unaware
Yeah another Cuban car with a sprinkling of street art
Love the street art in Cuba
You see this guy a lot in Cuba, no idea who he is like but the locals seem to like him and tourists like to buy mugs with his face on
Viva Cuba Libre
No clue what it all means, probably should have asked someone
Free drinks all day and all night makes for a lot of empties
I do like having a little drink on my own
I needed up marrying this girl
I’m guessing its a church
Where the hell is everyone, this is in the afternoon
Nothing to say really, they must be important to have a statue made of them
Beer labels are just boss
2 old crazy people dancing
One of the few bars I went to which weren’t part of our hotel
Taxiiiiiii, I never went in one of these things
Even in Cuba you can’t get away from The Beatles
I risked my life taking this photo, wasn’t worth it really
Place didn’t look particularly inviting but the signage is nice
I hate fish
Cant recall anything about this photo
Not the most inviting massage parlour I’ve ever seen, not that I’ve seen many
Not too sure what to say really
Introducing my feet, I have lovely toe’s to be fair
Ladies posting or dancing
Is it a devil?
My mates kid watching the singers
Me trying to look all moody and mysterious
Got to be honest this is a really boring photo
This girl was clearly checking me out, but you just ain’t my type love
How may pics of beer have I put here?
Yeah another beer
View from my hotel
Its a beach obviously
Oh its another car, car lovers will love Cuba
I thought this was off the Everton badge, but its not
This seems to go underground, I’m sure there is a story for this
I think the A-Team could do some serious damage with this thing
Who The F**k Am I?
I’m Darren McChrystal, a location independent graphic designer working between Liverpool, Moscow, Budapest, Prague & Thailand. I’ve been a freelance designer since 2010, sacrifices have been made such as wives, hair etc etc but it’s been worth it.