I had the chance to visit Cuba for 3 weeks during my winter break.

The country is unbelievably colorful and photogenic. It was my break from photojournalism and my return to where I started, street photography.

The street in front of the Capitol in Havana

I tasted the freedom that I haven't felt in a long time. Personally when I take street photographs, I don't have to think too much about the journalistic matters such as getting names, talking to my "subjects", finding stories, ... Strictly visual. Light and moments.

Trinidad, Cuba

Since Cuba was my getaway, I set myself free of the pressure to get close to people in any sense even though they're still my primary interest. I always deliberately remained my distance as a mere observer and capturer. I let them live and let myself breathe.

The tranquility Cuba gave me is unforgettable. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the country and its people. It is my plan that I have to return one day.

- K