Hanging out at a kiosko in Rio.

If you are in Rio join me tonight at Atelie da Imagem in Urca. I will be signing gratis copies of a large format magazine version of my book (based on a true story). Payback pay forward. Works!

79 Responses to “Hanging out at a kiosko in Rio.”

  • Riooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • and Candy having fun on a familiar sidewalk…

  • I didn’t know the outside of the box was modelled after the sidewalk. Very cool.

  • Darn. Now I see the fallacy of coming here only on Saturdays. This event took place on Friday. I found out about it too late and so missed my opportunity to come. I really wish I could have gone. Guess I’ll go out and play in the snow instead.

  • OKAY so.. we have grant fund and a blog post under essays, an ever changing ‘wheres the dialogue go’ merry go round, a completely absent author, which reduces everything to a trickle of input. seems the whole thing is stagnating.. what I mean is is, is that if david is busy elsewhere and is not running the show…who is???? coz they need to wake up or something because it seems that at the moment this is dead in the water. lets hope not.

  • John Gladdy is absolutely right. I get the very sad impression and I hope I’m absolutely wrong that Burn is slowly grinding to a halt.

  • we have to remember that the burn crew are all busy people who have professional lives to lead, and, this is only a blog at the end of the day. anyway, maybe there are backroom plans afoot. lets not pronounce the patient just yet.


    wait a minute boys….Burn is publishing two essays per week, getting ready to launch new books from iconic and emerging alike and are managing again the EPF and giving out 15k…

    and we are quite obviously very busy in Rio giving away free copies of the magazine version of a sold out collectors book…

    i also just spent a month shooting in Dubai and lost my mother at the same time….

    aren’t you taking quite a bit for granted?

    your version of “Burn grinding to a halt” is a bit selfish on your part in my opinion because what you are clearly referring to is my presence here in the comment section where 99% of the readers here never go!!

    listen you know damned well i care about everyone here in comments which is basically less than 25 people out of thousands of views…..and i have had personal contact with almost all of you, am ready to look at your work at any time, and do my best to stay in touch with a very busy schedule due amigos to the incredible success of Burn…we have never done more than we are doing now…

    again, wish i could hang out here in comments more….but please cut me just a wee bit of slack here…time spent here is time spent away from looking at new work for example….and a whole bunch of other stuff….

    i announced months ago that the place for personal chat was here on Road Trips…i try to stay off the front page of Burn most of the time….perhaps Road Trips needs more definition of what it is…maybe we will try ot make it more clear…basically what we wanted to do was have Road Trips simply be my daily ( or almost daily) diary of what i was doing ..for better or worse…

    send me some pictures my friends if you want my time….i will not sleep at night until i have looked at everything you have…

    and again, you well know my door literally is open to you at any time…that has not changed….and never will….yet i do have to make my own shooting and the viewing of serious photographers work my number one priority….and yes along with taking very seriously our new publishing ventures….

    out of a simple blog has emerged a book publishing company…..remember?

    so if you really really want my full attention go do what you are all supposed to be doing, go take some pictures….

    your disappointment in me not being here is matched my friends by my disappointment in the general lack of laying work on the table from this comment audience…i give everyone here a good look and a fair chance at international exposure to a wide variety of editors and curators….yes?

    so don’t piss on the steps…

    i love you all, and you know it….

    cheers, abrazos, david

  • Ha! It really is like a family around here.

    Intrigued with the free publication. Can’t quite get the need to produce tangible multi-page print products out of my system, though I’ve tried. (So much work will be lost forever in the digital wilderness of history I’m afraid. If it’s not printed, it’s not real. But that’s a tangent.)

    Anyway, would love to see a copy of the mag, if only a picture (maybe I missed it). Very cool that you did this for Rio, David. Should be SOP for photographers making a book. It would make all our lives easier on the streets I suspect. Book, gallery shows, giving back with free mag. Nice model.

  • I forgot, of course, complementary and concurrent Nat Geo assignment in that model mix ;))

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    ” coz they need to wake up or something”
    My apologies…oime…I had no internet access…I AM HERE NOW !!!

    I am going to run the “show” and I will take care my chickens too…

    I will answer all your questions ( no tech talk please) and we can comment and drink tea,yellow water and ouzo…

    NOW,may I please have your attention:

    I AM REQUESTING REPORTS FROM ALL THE BURNIANS ASAP. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    P.S I LOVE YOU ALL…we are in RIO,I repeat,we are in RIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!

  • David…

    I apologize for making such a harsh and sweeping comment. Yes I was referring to the Burn website in general and you’re quite right if you see my views as selfish. I’m just a little sad to see how apparently the Burn family seems to have disappeared slightly and by that I mean the other commentators who used to appear, some daily others weekly. I just miss some of the great discussions, ideas and friendships which have grown out of this marvelous playground you created for us. Of course lives and times change and evolve and I’m no one to be demanding others of our “family” to be always present. I have nothing but absolute gratitude to you and how much you’ve helped my photography directly in the last 2 years and way back quietly in the beginning on RoadTrips.

  • David…
    I went crazy like you advised me to. I’ve been letting go and just trying to go loose and shooting free. You mentioned you were disappointed with the lack of laying work on the table in general from us round here and I find that very, very interesting but wow it’s so hard to create a photo that’s “absolutely” personal with authorship without just copying the greats.

  • “If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.”
    David Foster Wallace

  • Paul. Claire martins work is great.

    David. “pissing on the steps”….story of my life amigo. :)

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    JOHNY and PAUL thank you for reporting…!!!

    and because I am always copying the greats here we are…PAUL thank you

    I’m the one to be demanding others of our “family” to be always present.
    we are hanging out with RENATA hmm ROBERTA( I forgot my glasses) and CANDY in RIOOOO !!!

    P.S…and I am pissing on my steps at least twice a week…that’s how I don’t have any weeds around …
    please,don’t try this if you live in a “neighborhood watch” area..hihii

  • “Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.

    Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.” Song of Songs, Chapter 4:1-2

    The wise young man (or woman; there’s no point being sexist here) may read Holy Scripture for any number of good reasons. They may be seeking enlightenment and the meaning of life, or to understand the slow working out of the Lord’s will through history. They may want to learn how to best lead a righteous life or simply to find out that maybe boiling a goat in its mother’s milk isn’t such a good idea after all. But I think I can say, without too much fear of contradiction, that the one thing our ardent young seeker is not likely to get from the Bible is really good advice about dating.

    The quotation above is from The Song of Songs, which is the closest thing the Bible has to a sex advice column, and as you can probably tell, the young Israelite man about town who used any of these pickup lines got nowhere fast and spent an inordinate amount of time, energy, and money getting there. I mean, really, “…thy hair is as a flock of goats”? The young man who tells his girlfriend that her hair looks like a flock of goats is a young man who can count on going home alone and with black and blue marks on his shins, especially after she just dropped a week’s pay getting her hair washed, cut, styled, and colored by that insufferably snotty gay guy down at the mall. She doesn’t need to hear you badmouthing her hair after she’s spent all that time and energy getting ready for this lousy date with your sorry self.

    And then there’s that whole flock of sheep metaphor. Pardon me for saying so, but for absolutely lame pick up lines this is about as bad as what’s your sign and do you come here often? This may have worked with Israelite girls in the eighth century B.C.E., although the archaeological evidence is still out on that hypothesis. Frankly, I think it’s unlikely, but whether or not it worked then it’s going to get you nowhere now. First, the whole Little Bo Peep thing is a con job from start to finish. Sheep, even shorn or not, are not, as some people would have you believe, big fluffy adorable white wool balls. Wool is not naturally white; wool is naturally whatever the color of the last thing the sheep was rolling around in, which is usually dirt, grass, and/or sheep flop. That’s right, sheep flop; sheep are not, as you might have guessed, the brightest bulbs in the barnyard; herds of sheep will come to a screeching halt at STOP WATCH OUT FOR CHILDREN signs to check what time it is. In addition to this, as sheep go a-romping and a-rollicking through hill and dale audtioning for parts in nursery rhymes they will, on occasion, slip on yesterday’s breakfast and not wash up afterwards. Sheep are real pigs at times.

    And I’m sure that every father likes to hear that after five years of braces and a small fortune spent on the orthodontist you think his little princess’ smile looks just like a bunch of stinking farm animals with a buzz cut. There’s a dad who’ll put in a good word for you when you two have a long and stupid fight about what movie to see on Saturday night. Without him on your side it’ll be a year of chick flicks every weekend without fail, and not a car chase, light saber, or explosion anywhere in sight. And to rub it in, she’ll make you stay until the end of the credits so she can listen to the sappy theme song and check out who the gaffers on this epic were. And don’t forget to bring the Kleenex, smart guy.

    “And each one shall bear twins, etc…” Forget it, bubba, life as a single man is over—you just asked her to marry you. Maybe that’s not what you said or even what you meant, but that’s what she heard, take my word for it. If you’re well along in this relationship you might want to try that goats in the hair line again; that will get her angrier than blue blazes, and with any degree of luck you’ll catch a break and she’ll forget all about the proposal you didn’t know you were making at the time.

    Now, you may argue, but it’s in the Bible, it has to work, right? Not necessarily, as Gershwin put it. The problem with all of these lines is that Solomon wrote them. I don’t want to criticize Sol here; a man with three books in the Bible (Song of Songs, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, where he calls himself the Preacher, like the Clint Eastwood character in Pale Rider, except without the pistols) obviously doesn’t need my advice at all, and who knows, maybe in Sol’s day these lines actually worked. People talked differently back in the day, like hammy actors saying stuff that no real person would say in a month of Mondays, with a lot of thees and thous and all sorts of whatnot like smiting hips and thews. There’s a lot of smiting of hips and thews in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament, but you couldn’t get away with that sort of thing nowadays, what with women’s liberation and low carbohydrate diets. If you tried smiting a thew in public now the cops would come and arrest you, and probably send you over to the local loony bin for before you could hurt yourself. So maybe in a world where everyone spent their time waiting for Cecil B. DeMille to do their close-up the bit about sheep might work, although it calls for one mighty big leap of the imagination, I think.

    But if you ask me, and I know you didn’t, but here’s my opinion anyway: if it doesn’t work now it probably didn’t work then, either. Even eighth century B.C.E. girls knew that the writers were the low men on the totem pole, and my guess is that at the time blondes, dumb or otherwise, were pretty scarce in that neck of the woods. Maybe I’m being unduly cynical here, but my guess is the reason those lines worked for Solomon was because he was the king. Girls then and now will excuse a lame pick-up line if they know a guy’s got a lot more to offer than some limp wheeze about them having doves’ eyes. How else do you explain Donald Trump’s success with women? Solomon may have been the hot young writer of the time, churning out copy day and night with whatever type of quill pen hot young writers used then, but he didn’t land chicks because he was a sharp man with an proverb, not by a long shot. He got them because he was the king, and like the man says, it’s good to be king. That’s one real sweet gig, no two ways about it.

  • there. chew on the above for a while

  • Paul/John; Claire’s work is wonderful, as is all the Oculi’s work. I love the way they shoot (mostly) close to home! I’ve posted the collective’s link before, but here it is again….


  • Ok; a little laying out of work…. :-)


    I normally visit Burn each day but for some reason don’t comment as much. I’m mostly exploring new ways and ideas of shooting. I’m also shooting practically every day.

  • nahhhhhhhh…. nobody disappeared….. Although i totally feel the good intentions on the worries of John/Paul (Ringo & George)…kiddin……:)
    I personally “take it easy”(lately) coz im tired repeating myself / bothering my brothas/sistas here with my “offensive” rants …smiling… time for “new blood” in comment section..love ya al…reading y’all …
    go Akakyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • oh and dont forget: instead of worrying about why less comments, how about provoke some fresh talk?

    good job Ross :)

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    AKAKIEEE,ROSSY,NanoPANO THANK YOU for reporting…

    keep shooting and come back to let us know what the heck you are doing!!!

    and yes fresh talk…I have to report that I got 5 new chickens.

    AKAKY, I am ready to chew…and with 6 teeth missing,I am chewing slowly…the health system in Grecolandia
    is rocking :(


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    don’t forget to submit…!!!

  • a civilian-mass audience

    “… in the comment section where 99% of the readers here never go!!”

    and we are the mighty 1%…yeah,baby…!!!

    MASS AUDIENCE 1% + 99% Essay Readers = BURNING combination.

  • love the jumper1 ;))…

    ok, anyone in toronto, please come out to the CONTACT festival post-MOMA opening party :))..this is the unofficial CONTACT festival party…The exhibition is meant to have some fun and will be really crazy…all small prints made into floor to ceiling grids..and held at a Laundrymat instead of a gallery :)))…5 of my pics (from new work) there, but lots of wonderful stuff, mostly from young photographers…but also 2 DJ’s and booze until 1 am…

    DAH: :)…Dominic N is part of the show as are a bunch of my friends BOREAL (who i understand you had a chance to meet in nyc the other week, so happy about that)…

    so, anyone want to drop by the show and have a drink or dance or meet people…here is the info!

    Wednesday night…hope to see u there…


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    BOBBY is reporting…!!!…5 pics,wow…I hope they don’t come with comments cause you would need the
    whole place…hihii…

    Wednesday is going to be a BURNING one…time for DMD= drink,meet,dance !!!

  • CIVI

    reporting in….I am playing with a new camera and processing photos and figuring out the best way/place to post…and trying not to neglect the day job.

    Will share a link soonest with some new and old/unshared work. Who knows, maybe there will be a good one in there somewhere :)


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    ANDREWB…thanks for the report..waiting for the link (maybe some birthday pics too;))

    MTOMALTY…oime…f@#%…bend over and we are out of lube :( no further comment

  • Ross…

    I really like your new images. It’s obvious you’re enjoying every second with that new camera. Much more relaxed and the best stuff is the BW work.

  • Panos…

    This is for you and anyone else who’s a fan like we are Jean Marie Basquiat…

  • Michael Shapiro, I’m not sure where to put this to insure you see it, but I will put it here and hope…

    Congratulations on Photojournale! Another Kickstarter donation that paid off!

  • A lovely review by Mimi Mollica (remember him??), HI MIMI, on Chris’s book.

    I urge you to support it if you can. Limited to 1000 copies. fifteen bucks. If it does not ship to your country contact me and I will arrange a postal.

    peace and Cachaça

  • Paul; the little cam is definitely liberating! However the extra depth of field of the small sensor means you have to be pretty careful with backgrounds etc.

  • Ross. ..
    same problem with GX1 we’ll have to save up and buy that Sony RX1 :-).
    I haven’t bonded as well with the GX1 as you seem to have with that Nikon.

  • I need to stop watching soccer… arghhhh

  • Panos…

    Did you see the link I posted for you a little earlier?

  • Paul; I find the V1 just gets out of the way and let you shoot. I’m now even using it for articles as well with no problems. I just set it on aperture or shutter priority and shoot, even in tricky lighting. I only use manual in the (near) pitch black! For me; it just lets me concentrate on shooting and experimenting. Quite a revelation…. Best NZ$370 I’ve ever spent! :-)

  • Panos – my son loved the one with the wine bottle. I think because he has one of those types of drones, and wishes it had firepower like that :)

    I got an X100S about a month ago – I now see what all the ravings about a rangefinder viewfinder are all about. Almost like magic, being able to see what’s outside of, and about to come into, the frame. Love it so far.

    Thanks for the link for Chris’s book, and the review link (and the link to Mimi Mollica) ….going to figure out how to order and get it here in the states.

    LOOK3 – who’s going?? I’ll be there…..

    Good light, all.


  • Andrew (all USA people). If there is a problem with ordering from there give me a shout and I will arrange something. Gareth McConnell http://www.garethmcconnell.com/projects, who is the founder of Sorika books, is aware of this and it may be fixed as we speak.


    Amazon US shows it as out of print. UK site wants some stupid amount to ship.

  • All a matter of taste, I suppose. I have bonded with my GX1 to the point that I would trade one of my brothers in to get another one, preferably with the 25 f1.4 lens on it.

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