I was in Havana for the first time in January, 2018. I was expecting sunny warm days and vibrant colors on the streets, but instead of it, the city was being affected by a cold front coming from the US. A cold wind blew from the Malecón most of the time, and people walked in old jackets with their hands in their pockets, tooking shelter in the smoky bars. These images reflect an unusually melancholic side of the often vibrant and happy Cuban capital.
We are thrilled to announce that the Sao Paulo based photographer Gustavo Minas has joined Burn My Eye. Gustavo initially studied journalism and later photography with the acclaimed Brazilian photographer Carlos Moreira. His work strikes a fine balance between documentary and street photography. He is roaming around his vibrant city almost every day with an obsessed dedication in search of those revealing and radiant snippets of urban life that he adores to capture. You can watch Gustavo's portfolio in BME here.