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My home is my playground – Part II

After I had some individual shots, here now a stitch out of 6 photos from my roof. Please click on the photo for a better view!

 

 

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My home is my playground

After buying a new tripod and seeing lots of others peoples night shots, I thought it would be a good idea to spend a saturday night being productive and not drinking. And getting access to the roof of my building helped as well 馃檪 聽Soon more to come, stay tuned

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Bloco Black Sound System 2014 – Apresenta : 40 Anos de Hip-Hop – Edi莽茫o Especial

While I was in Rio to cover the Carnival, I suddenly got a facebook message from a guy I knew from my time in Copenhagen, Denmark, just randomly asking me if I wanted to go to a HipHop street party / bloco later that evening, because he knows the organizer. 聽Was surprised to suddenly get a message after 2 years not speaking, but as glad to get that offer. I sadly was severely delayed as I had to cover some other bloco too… So the party was basically over, but I still got to talk more than an hour (due to my lovely personal translator Sonia, thanks again so much! ) with some awesome people, and they made it all worth while, and they are one of the biggest reasons for me to come back to Rio again!
As there was not much party anymore, I just did some portrait shots of the people around me.

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St. Patricks Day Parade London 2014

After covering the Rio Carnival, I thought it might be nice to cover the St. Patricks Day parade in London too 馃檪

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GRES Beija-Flor de Nil贸polis parade in the Samadrome

After I had the chance to spend 4 hours at the final rehearsal of the Beija-Flor samba school, (click here)聽, I of course had to take photos of their final parade inside the Sambadrome in Rio. They were one of the top finalists, and are considered as one of the best carnival schools in general. However this year they sadly did not make it to the top 3. Nevertheless it was a great experience, as well due to the fact that the rehearsal was my first real samba experience, and their parade the last one before I flew home at the end of my trip. 聽The brazilians have a saying that once you experienced carnival, you will never let go of it, and I am def looking forward to next year already! 馃檪

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Gallery for a better view and as well the Facebook album with more photos here!

GRES Beija-Flor de Nil贸polis

I had the great opportunity to take photos at the last public rehearsal of the Samba school Beija-Flor (Hummingbird in english)…
It would be an understatement that it was a crazy experience! 馃檪
I was called both brave and crazy by the locals to travel 45 min by an old local train to the suburb outside Rio.. And that with almost no word of portuguese and alone 馃檪 The place was huge, and the streets outside packed too as it was a kind of streetparty all around it on top of it.. The entire neighbourhood lives from and for the school, so everybody was in a great mood… I didnt know that a sambaschool easily consists of 3-4000 people, and it was just a huuuuge amount of people in one small space…
Despite the language barrier (thanks to Rac to try to translate! ) , I managed to communicated with some people and was allowed completely open access to the entire rehearsal.

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Gallery for a better view and more photos, otherwise click HERE for the facebook gallery with even more pictures.

Rio Metroride – Carnival style

I was on my way to another bloco/carnival streetparty, when sudden events in the metro made me drive 7 stops past my original destination 馃檪

I was used to that the Brazilians sing and party in the metro/subway/underground.. But what started here evolved into a full-wagon party, with ordinary people, party heads, transvestites, street/favela style guys and and and….

It was amazing to see all of them together, just having fun and partying… wish we would have that all around the world!

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Gallery for better view, otherwise HERE the facebook gallery with even more photos 馃檪

Bloco da Favorita

I had the chance to experience Rio’s Carnival at its fullest… Both the big samba school parades, their rehearsals as well as the street parties, or “blocos”

One of the most famous ones is the Bloco da Favorita in S茫o Conrado. It is one of the most expensive suburbs of Rio, with golf clubs etc.. However it is a well right next to one of the biggest聽favelas of Rio too..聽Favela聽da Rocinha. I did not manage to take photos of this contrast, but it was crazy…

Please go to the gallery in the bottom for all photos!

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Gallery with more photos or here on facebook too

Jara Wine Lookbook

My dear friend and talented London fashion designer Jara Wine had asked me to take photos for her new collection.

If you want to have some of the dresses, you can find all of them here 聽http://shop.jarawine.com/

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South America Part 1 – Santiago de Chile

 

 

Some unedited outtakes from my south america trip..

Our trip started in Santiago de Chile.. We spend two days walking around the city, trying to see the local life, not just the tourist sides… Def an interesting city with lots of different sides… What really struck me was the amount of streetdogs in the city, or Chile in general.. BHowever they mostly are wellfed, and looked after, and mostly really friendly… more pictures as soon as i get a laptop…

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