My creative process has always involved narratives as the basis of the photo, my aim has been to capture an emotional moment in a way that pulls the viewer in and drives them to feel and question what they are seeing. Last year I decided to travel to Cuba to produce a photo series exploring their culture and everyday life as it is now. The photograph 'The Road Less Travelled' is part of the series 'Windows into Havana', the photographs capture just a drop of the spirit you feel from the city and it’s people. The vibrancy of the locals oozes out of them in every sense, from the way they walk, dance, talk and laugh, they enjoy life and live in the moment. Each picture is a story influenced by who I met, what I saw, and what they shared.
Copyright: © Gillian Hyland, Ireland, 2nd Place, National Awards, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards