BRILLIANT BRAZILIANS

As I’m taking a pause from the demanding voice of news, I’m running full-speed into the seductive arms of still photography.

Most of my career has been built around video: 2018 marks almost a decade since I picked up my first professional video camera.

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One of my first live broadcasts, 2010

My first shoot post-news came in the form of lovely Brazilians.

 

 

I photographed one of their Saturday night events at The Hole in the Wall.

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Their energy was contagious; their joy, obvious.

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Samba is one of the icons of Brazilian national identity, a way they express their cultural pride. Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance that’s been danced in Brazil since the late 16thCentury.

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San Diego has one of the biggest populations of Brazilians in California, and their community is strong.

 

They love coming together to celebrate life, and I love trying to freeze their moment of joy into a perfect snapshot for them to remember that feeling forever.

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