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. 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.
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…
As it already gets pitch black at 7 pm in western australia, we were driving around port hedland to have a look at the big port, which apparently is the biggest one in western australia. We couldnt even get close, of course, but when we came to a pier on the other side, there where some guys fishing.. the difference between low and high tide is 8 meters, and due to the super heavy cargo ships, the water is up to 100m deep at that spot. So a lot of local people are fishing there in the evening, getting up to 30kg fishes out of the sea. While we where there and watching the guys, the pulled out a 1m shark and a huge stingray. both were thrown in the water again as they are protected. The local guys where quite fun, as we got to know the “real” australians 🙂
here are some impressions of the night and what some of them do with their small bait fish…