Strawberry and Chocolate


Strawberry and Chocolate is a movie released in 1993.  It was shot in Cuba at this very building. The building is a favorite to photograph, however, in neighborhood where we are told to stay close to the bus. I was peeking out the window while others were shooting the iconic stair scene when I saw a red truck pulling into the garage. I quickly ran downstairs to see what was going on. Much to my delight it parked to load the debris from the renovation going on. Within minutes of making a few images, the truck pulled out and was on its way. 

On another note, we’ve just had a cancellation for our Tuscany/Venice Tour in May. It was not listed on the tour page as it was full before we announced it.  If you’re interested in joining us, please send an email and I’ll send you the details.  It is a 10 day tour starting on May 23rd ending on June 1st.

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  1. Rudy DeVeau January 27, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    I love all the old cars in the Cuban shots. The red truck and the old stonework are a great composition. Rudy

    • JB January 27, 2015 at 11:46 am #

      Thank you Rudy.

  2. Daniel Ruf January 27, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    Really cool.

  3. Louise January 27, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    You have car karma, John! This one knocks my socks off!

    • JB January 28, 2015 at 10:52 am #

      Thanks Louise. I was in a car/truck mood this year.

  4. Dennis January 28, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    John, the grand staircase adds a bit of elegance to the old Studebaker truck. It all has a nice “feel” of another time. Nicely done.

  5. Scott O January 28, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    I love your low perspective JB…sort of like getting down to eye level when shooting children. For some reason the headlights remind me of eyes.

  6. Stephan Dietrich January 30, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

    Wow! What a gift you received and have now shared! Imagine trying to stage this or create this image? Yet, with your gift abd senses, … it presented itself to you! Your growing familiarity, awareness, respect and overall senses for Cuba have all come together and paid off! Congratulations JB!

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