“I put a lot of my heart into this project,” says Jovaisa. “I hope to evoke the feeling I did in my home country. People just don’t have an opportunity to see things from this angle.” The photographer admits that his favorite sights were mostly around Baracoa and its surrounding areas. “When the sun is low, and you see those endless little islands going toward the horizon with all the reflections, it’s mystical…”
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Marius Jovaiša is a photographer, publisher, entrepreneur and founder of publishing house Unseen Pictures. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1973, he is the author of five large-format aerial photography books: Unseen Lithuania (2008), Heavenly Belize (2010), Magic Cancun & Riviera Maya (2011), Heavenly Yucatan (2012) and, of course, Unseen Cuba.
World-famous for his distinct style of aerial photography, Jovaiša has been granted permission to fly over and take pictures of destinations that have never before been accessible to photographers. His exhibitions have been displayed in more than 20 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
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