BEHIND THE SCENES IN RIO DE JANEIRO
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REINALDO AND ANA AT THE COPACABANA PALACE
This is the Copacabana Palace. For them, it’s almost night. They are so much “in love” that I am sure they are no longer a couple. That’s the way things work.
Behind me gulls are crying on the beaches.
100 DEGREES (40 GRAUS)
A special thanks to Sergio Mattos and his team at 40 Graus for their hospitality. Thank you Martha Freedlander for your fabulous makeup and Matthew Vasko for the beautiful behind the scenes youtube video.
MARIA, RIO DE JANEIRO
From time to time I mention a model’s age in the note section below the photo. On this trip to Rio I had a casting at 40 Graus and I knew I wanted beautiful, youthful innocence. I didn’t want anything overtly provocative. I was looking for what I am usually looking for: timeless beauty. What caught me by surprise is that I would find all of those qualities in a fourteen year old girl. Thank you Maria for your gaze.
THE LOVERS, RIO DE JANEIRO
Another favorite from a series I shot in Rio. Before heading to the beach I knew I wanted to capture the spirit of Romeo and Juliet. Daniel and Thayna were both teens at the time and fit the mold perfectly. Out of the frame, the beach is extremely crowded and there are about 10 models next to us lounging on chairs with a small crew on set. Yet, when I see this pic, I see three people. I see my perspective, Daniel’s sensitivity and Thayna’s strength.
“Under love’s heavy burden do I sink,” - Romeo
DAVID CHALOUB, RIO DE JANEIRO
I love this playful image of David splashing in the waters of Rio de Janeiro with the Dois Irmaos (The Two Brothers) present in the background.