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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!

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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

Audrey’s and Marc’s Wedding

Had the honor to document Audrey’s and Marc’s special day near Brussels, Belgium. What I love most about weddings is the fact, that no wedding is the same. It is always interesting to meet different people, nationalities, different customs etc.
I enjoyed the day a lot and had a happy couple, which is the most important part!

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Dj Janus Lauvring

One of my friends not only is a very good dj (check his page out HERE)聽but lives in the highest residential building in London as well… so we combined dinner with panorama and profile shots… def helps to have both good light and being on the 21st floor and later on the 48th… Thx Janus!

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How it looks “behind the scenes”
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Finnish Wedding

I had the pleasure of taking the wedding pictures of some friends in Finland…. Gorgeous countryside wedding (the real ceremony was one day before really private, so no pics)
The wedding was def the best I have been to so far, and the finns really know how to throw a great party! 馃檪

Following a little mix of the entire day. 聽Please click on the gallery for a better view, especially from the stitched pictures.
If you want your own wedding covered, please do not hesitate to contact me for prices and availability: hello@michaelhornbogen.com

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis @ Splash! Festival 2013

Def one of my personal highlights of the Splash! Festival 2013!

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Curse @ splash! festival 2013

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#therealdjace

Had the chance to do a quick shooting with聽Waka Flocka Flame’s聽Dj Ace. The guy def makes his job and fires up the crowd during the show, never have seen something like it!!!

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Little Noah

My friend Sam just gave birth to the little lovely Noah two weeks ago. So when I saw the pictures on facebook, I just had to get over to her place and take some shots, even though it was two hour trainride one way 馃檪 . Lovely little boy, who didn’t scream or do anything else, perfect model 馃檪

If you want to have some pictures of your child, let me know! hello@michaelhornbogen.com

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