He heard about the Portrait Equity from our own photographer Rebecca, whom he met whilst travelling through Uruguay, and decided this was something he wished to do in the future.
This December Jay will return to Cuba with his full family and Americano the Camera. During this time he looks forward to deepening his understanding of the culture through formal study but also by wandering off on side streets and engaging local residents. He says Cuba is a photographer’s paradise – vibrant colours, striking images, and an openness of the people. Unfortunately, Cubans continue to live in economic crisis and the opportunity to give a photo, not just take one, motivates Jay on this journey.
Jay’s favourite picture is of his immediate family: his wife Roberta (elementary teacher), daughter Nina (school social worker), son Conor (college student), and himself. They are standing in front of a beachfront house they constructed in Manzanillo, Mexico. When not relaxing and enjoying the Mexican culture, the Casita de la Playa is rented on a weekly basis.