My wide-angle lens is far from my most used one. But I always carry it in my bag because when the right moment occurs, I wouldn’t want to be without it. The wide angle will help you create a feeling of presence. It will help you to place the viewer in the same place where you shot the picture. But with this kind of lens it is more important ever to go close! Get as close as you can, no exceptions.
During my trips to Havana I couldn’t get enough of riding in the old Yank Tanks. They were like the homes of the drivers for ten hours a day. Friends, parents and girlfriends popped in on one street, talked for awhile and then left a few minutes later. They seemed to know everyone. I was one my way home from a late movie when I hauled a cabbie. He was on his way home, he had already picked up his girl. I was his last customer that day.
I’ve been to a lot of places. I’ve met a lot of people. I’ve had amazing experiences. I’ve done stupid things. But the thing i love the most is to tell other people about what i lived and learned. A trip is just a trip. When you share what you’ve been through, it becomes an adventure.