Photographer Mark Leary captures Cuba’s antique car collection on the eve of a US return to the Caribbean island

Photos you'll want to reach into and stroke

Milly Burroughs
Wednesday 17 February 2016 12:37
Comments

As the US federal government approves the first American factory to be built and operated in Cuba for over 50 years, we can’t help but be fascinated by travel photographer Mark Leary’s series of vibrant car portraits, many of which are taken in Cuba and other far afield locations.

Perfectly encapsulating the atmospheric haze of Caribbean sunshine, Leary’s ongoing project stars the endearing zest of Cuba’s vintage automobiles.

From satisfying, textured close-ups of interior upholsteries to beautifully framed shots of the vehicles’ defining retro design features, the British photographer’s eye for detail is complemented by more context-heavy images of the period cars in suburban and rural landscapes.

Highlights of the series include startlingly unblemished paintwork and flawless original chrome fittings.

View more of Mark's work on his website.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in