This 1999 NatGeo documentary follows along David Alan Harvey as he shoots on the streets of Trinidad, Cuba

Feb 16, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

This 1999 NatGeo documentary follows along David Alan Harvey as he shoots on the streets of Trinidad, Cuba

Feb 16, 2016

Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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American photographer David Alan Harvey has travelled all across the world, capturing life as he sees it through the camera. One of his favorite places seems to be Cuba, considering much of his portfolio consists of the Caribbean island and that he has out a book appropriately titled, Cuba.

In 1999, he travelled to Cuba alongside a National Geographic video team to capture what it was like to shoot in the nation. Today, that six minute documentary lives on through YouTube, where we get a glimpse into the ‘Pearl of the Antilles.’

Throughout the video, Harvey narrates as video of him shooting street life in the city of Trinidad, Cuba. The wisdom he shares is as honest and heartfelt as the film he’s shooting on, with this little gem being the quote that most stuck out to me:

Based on experience, based on the light, based on the mood of the people in the picture, I just gamble that it’s going to happen right there. If I started thinking, ‘hey, the best picture is on the next block, then I’m dead.’ I have to declare that where I am is where the best picture is.’

if you’re in need of some inspiration, press play and you won’t be disappointed.

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Gannon Burgett is a communications professional with over a decade of experience in content strategy, editing, marketing, multimedia content creation. He’s photographed and written content seen across hundreds of millions of pageviews. In addition to his communications work for various entities and publications, Gannon also runs his multimedia marketing agency, Ekleptik Media, where he brings his expertise as a full-stack creator to help develop and execute data-driven content strategies. His writing, photos, and videos have appeared in USA Today, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Autoweek, Popular Mechanics, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, DPReview, PetaPixel, Imaging Resource, Lifewire, Yahoo News, Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and more.

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