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Skate

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BeachGames essay soon. To publish as a zine this spring by BurnBooks. I must make very clear this is fiction “writing” not photojournalism nor traditional photo document. It is my second “story” in Rio and most surely my last. Yes perhaps a sequel to my (based on a true story) yet very different and a bit closer to the “edge”. Stay tuned #beachgames#rio #copacabana #skate

Bruno under the umbrella

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Rio de Janeiro. I just have to love all of the beach workers and sellers in Rio. An interesting cast of characters all around who let you know what they are selling yet do not over hustle. No matter how crowded the beaches here, one can always get a chair and a caipirinha fast. Bruno, setting up this umbrella, has also become a beach friend and photo subject. I almost always work this way. Get to know ONE beach worker for example and then photograph them over time. I am not a wanderer. I find my spot and stick. Why? Because first off I figure one place is as good as another. I let the people/pictures come to me. Looking around the next corner for pictures doesn’t work for me. I wait. Sure, for events etc , I am on the move. Yet to capture the beauty and gesture of everyday life, I simply live in it. #beachgames #copacabana #rio#burnmagazine

Paddling

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Rio de Janeiro. #rio #copacabana #burnmagazine#beachgames

Elevator ride

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Rio de Janeiro. Elevator ride. #rio #copacabana#beachgames #burnmagazine

Caipirinhas on the Beach

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Caipirinhas on the Beach

 

 

Rio de Janeiro. I am burned out. Temporarily. I never stay down long and I never really take a whole day off as I always tell myself I will indeed do. Yet yesterday I didn’t move much. After a week of workshop where we all squeeze the last drop out of the lemon on top of my 24/7 shooting style, I spent yesterday just sitting on the beach drinking caipirinhas. But I slipped. I photographed this man selling caipirinhas yet did not get his name. Normally I get names and emails to send photos to those I photograph. Let’s hope I see him again. The beach sellers here are a photo essay unto themselves. A big part of the people watching scene in Rio.#beachgames #rio #leica #monochrom

 

That’s the Zone

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That’s the Zone

 

 

Rio de Janeiro gets me rolling. Fires me up. Life becomes pictures. Pictures become life. That’s the zone. The only place I want to live. #rio #beachgames#burnmagazine #copacabana #leica #monochrom

Bruno

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Rio de Janiero. One of my photo students, 21 yr old Bruno Machado, is ecstatic with an after class beach hang. #rio #copacabana #beachgames #burnmagazine#photoworkshops

Workshop Group Shot

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Rio de Janeiro. It’s a wrap. My photo workshop students and workshop team share a glass of champagne the morning after our grand finale slideshow at Ateli da Imagem last night. I cannot remember a more closely bonded class. We were shooting side by side all week. I was shooting my BeachGames zine and students were working on their individual essays. We met every morning in our beachfront classroom for critique, essay sequencing and out shooting the rest of the time. We pulled a few all nighters. Daily best pictures went up on the wall as prints. Simply, a remarkable set of essays came out of this process. Many in this group are sticking around to shoot Carnaval, me included. The workshop is officially over. Yet I know the buzz from this one will last forever. Love you all.. Hugs. #rio#photoworkshops #burnmagazine #beachgames

Wind

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Rio de Janeiro. #rio #copacabana #beachgames #leica#monochrom #burnmagazine

Summer Storm

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Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana. Summer storm hits Avenida Atlântica. #beachgames #rio #storm#copacabana #burnmagazine #leica #monochrom

Marcela

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Rio. Marcela, a key character in my book (based on a true story), celebrates Yemenja( goddess of the sea) by throwing a rose to drift out forever. I ran into Marcela by chance today on a “cold rainy day”, 75 F, and nobody else on the beach and the light was magic for b&w. #rio #copacabana #Yemenja #leica #monochrom#beachgames

Giordano

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Rio. Giordano is the Father in a Tijuca neighborhood Candomblé Terreiro (sacred place). His “family” gathered here for a 4 hour ritual. #rio #Candomblé#religion #ritual #burnmagazine #beachgames

Mora

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Rio. Ipanema. Mora Bendesky, 28, had her due date yesterday. That means by the time this is published there may be a new baby boy in the Bendesky family. I hope she lets me know. #Rio #ipanema

Mica

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Rio. Ipanema. Mica is the black Labrador, owned by water polo star Cissa Canettii @caopanheirolabra , here launching from Cissa’s paddle board. #rio #ipanema#beachgames #burnmagazine #dogs#labradorretriever

Botafogo Bay and Sugarloaf

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Rio. View of Botafogo Bay and Sugarloaf. #rio#beachgames #burnmagazine #leica #monochrom

Shower Room

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Trans shower room. Priscilla. #beachgames #rio#burnmagazine #leica #monochrom

Floating

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#Rio #ipanema #beachgames #burnmagazine