Ninety Miles – an intimate journey, is about the people and land I left behind, and re-discovered nearly 30 years later.  Ninety miles separates Cuba from the United States mainland, and is considered one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world.  This work is about an emotional awakening, a quest to know ones roots.  It’s about not allowing a political divide to alienate us from who we are and what we love.    JL

ninety miles - an intimate journey


I have been working on this project for about 12 years now. It all started with a deep curiosity to know and understand where I came from, and a desire to share that understanding with others.  I hope that through these images, we learn something more about Cuba, about its people, and about its soul. 

After years of photographing, documenting and writing about my travels to Cuba, the images and their stories are now alive and compiled in this finished book.  For more information, please visit my bookstore on Blurb.