It’s always nice to see how photos can be used or different contexts, sometimes ones you wouldn’t expect – here I found out that a shot from the Santeria series I did in Cuba, was used in Conde Nast Traveller (Espana), to speak about the Santeria association in Havana: Mercado de Asociaion Yoruba Cubana. Nice that they’re mentioning this important Cuban cultural institution, educating about the islands African heritage, and happy that they used my pic!
April 22, 2016
April 20, 2016
A proud moment to have some work in the excellent, and highly regarded Smithsonian magazine. The article is about the worrying water quality in Rio, the same water that the sailing teams will be competing in. Efforts are being made to clean up the bay, many say too little too late, where others claim they have being sailing in the water for years with no adverse affects. This is an important issue, and something I will be looking at in more detail over the coming weeks / months, from some different angles besides the obvious. Here’s the article (it’s from last year, but still very much current):
April 18, 2016
Sunday morning April 17th, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro to protest the impeachment proceedings of the President Dilma Rousseff, claiming that it is a coup. Apafunk, Furacao 2000 and Rhythm of the Favela put the show together, that felt undeniably a bit like Carnival, but with a serious overtone.
Alas it was not enough, at 22h, after hours of political circus, hypocritical corrupt politicians (most of whom are being investigated themselves), the votes were cast to go ahead with the impeachment. This is a worrying day for democracy in Brazil.
I’m not by any means saying Dilma or PT are perfect, but this may now set a precedent for whenever those in the senate, or indeed the public, are unhappy with the President, then impeachment proceedings start. What will happen here over the coming months here, is anyone’s guess.
David Cameron, are you watching what’s going on here? hmm….
April 8, 2016
April 6, 2016
Hi everyone, in case you didn’t know, I’m back in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I’m available for editorial of commercial assignments, now shooting video in addition to photos. I am happy to travel anywhere in the country, or indeed other countries in South America if you so require. Get in touch if you have anything you’re looking to cover! My Brazilian number is +55 21 997 092 248