A page about night expeditions, escapades and chance encounters.

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Valley Lights

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Here´s one more sample of city lights as “backlight” in a photo. Part of those lights come from a small city on the first steps of the mountain range that gets to dip its feet in the ocean at some points in Southeastern Brazil. A good deal of those lights, however, probably comes from a much bigger town, way higher in that range, that is part of the growing connurbation between Rio and São Paulo.

Rise

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Amsterdam

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Amsterdam has probably been the coolest place I’ve taken my project, so far. Very receptive and kind people, and a genuine curiosity from the guys I approached. One new reason to love a city I had been fond of for years.

Layers

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Mouth to Hell

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MAM

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In the same evening we took our chance to photograph in the empty city during the Brazilian football game, we were faced with Rio´s Modern Art Museum begging us to be photographed…

Na mesma saída em que aproveitamos o jogo do Brasil na copa do mundo pra fazer fotos pelo Rio, nos deparamos com o Museu de Arte Moderna nos pedindo pra ser fotografado…

Manoeuvering

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Grincheux – Isaac

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It´s been a while since we had a Grincheux here… So here´s one more.

A New Hope

IMG_1559-1-2Roughly four years ago, I had a flight connection at Santos Dumont Airport, in Rio de Janeiro. The world cup was going on in Germany and, as we approached to land, I could see both the Christ Statue and the Sugar Loaf specially decorated for the occasion. The Sugar Loaf had a beautiful impressive beam of light that rose hundreds of meters in the air, in Brazil’s national coulours. I managed to escape in the few minutes between flights and got to a spot right beside the airport to register the view that would be the first picture in this project.

A couple weeks ago I returned to that place, while taking the opportunity to photograph in the emptied streets of Rio during the first match of this year´s Word Cup. Though the place looks almost the same, except for the missing gas pumps, a lot has changed ever since. This time the cup happens here. Despite all types of catastrophic prophecies from the old traditional media concerning the event, it is on its way to be the best world cup ever. According to the big media outlets, by now we´d be right into a period of mayhem, with stadiums that wouldn´t be ready in time for the event, absolute chaos in transports and all sorts of biblical plagues affecting us. It turns out that, despite some minor setbacks, things are running smoothly and almost everybody involved is happy about it, specially us, the hosts. Go Brazil!

Only the Horses

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