A typical walk for me starts without a destination and without an agenda. At the first intersection, I decide almost subconsciously, which way to turn. I might see some interesting activity in one direction. Or, I might realize that I haven’t walked a certain street in a while. Of course, if I encounter a street that I think I haven’t been on before, I’ll choose that option.
When I’m in the right mood, I like to walk very slowly, stopping often to watch and see what is happening around me. I wonder where people are going, what they are doing, what they are buying, and what they are talking about. I want to know where they live and how they live.
Sometimes I feel badly for them, but often times I am impressed with their openness and honest good nature. People always ask about one’s family.
I make eye contact with people, hoping for a smile, a nod, a wave, or a few words.
I’m never disappointed.
These images were all made in one typical afternoon in Havana.