Author(s): Kim Buddee
The streets of Cuba are filled with a magnificent collection of unique cars which reflect the island's dramatic heritage and decades of isolation.
Cut off from the world of modern transportation, the Cubans have been forced to make the most of their limited resources.
The result is an astonishing array of vehicles--from outlandish automobiles which seemingly defy belief, to other models of majestic beauty, lovingly restored with outstanding ingenuity.
'Cars of Cuba' captures the glory of these kings of the road, before they disappear as a new wave of change sweeps across the country.
In early 2012, Kim Buddee travelled to Myanmar to photograph the capital Yangon before the impact of the 'Burmese spring' would see this historic city and its people changed forever. The result was his book Once Was Burma. In 2015 and 2016 Kim went to Cuba, gathering material for his forthcoming book The Cuban Evolution, which captures Cuban culture, architecture, people and the history on the brink of a new era. Kim was originally an architect, grew up in Perth, WA and significantly, his father drove a green 1953 Ford Customline.