Graffiti in a Favela in Rio de Janeiro

A favela is the term for a shanty town in Brazil, most often within urban areas. The first favelas appeared in the late 19th century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no …

Jericoacoara Beach Dune Jumping

Jericoacoara is a virgin beach hidden behind the dunes of the west coast of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil. Selected by the The Washington Post as one of the Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, nicknamed Jeri, consists of blue lagoons, calm seas and huge dunes. Photo was taken 2002.

Brazilian Alcoholism

Stayed with this family in their hut + hammocks for some days in Brazil near Manaus. The guy was more or less drunk the whole time. His mother seems to haven given up on him? The reason of his alcoholism was boredom I guess but then again what do I know about people living in the tropical rain-forest …

Manaus To Belem By Boat

Nice fresh Amazon fish served on board? it’s grilled cockroaches See lots of interesting rain forest? only palm trees all over the place, after 1 day everything looks the same for the next 3 But the sheer vastness of the Amazon river makes it definitely worth it!  

From Here To Salvador

From here to salvador, the ladies dance To fill us reckless sons with passions of the heart Taken in Salvador Brazil – I love Brazil

River Life

Taken in the depths of the Amazon region around Manaus.

Love Brazil

A Brazilian selling instant tattoos at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. We had a great time backpacking in Brazil, its one of the best countries for travelling. All you need to have is time because it’s huge… I love Brazil…

Man of few words

Went with this guy piranha fishing near Manaus Brazil. Hardly said a word, never mind.

Pre-Digital Camera

When I came home from 3 months in Brazil in 2003 with 40 film rolls I bought my first digital DSLr Camera. The Canon EOS 300D with at that time unbelievable 6.3 MP – and a significant milestone in digital cameras, as it was the first digital SLR offered under $1000. However non digital photos are also …

Itaipu Dam Picture

A nasty picture of myself diguised in Brazil’s largest hydroelectric power station – Itaipu Dam. Number two in terms of total capacity but number one when it comes to max annual electricity production  in the world. It’s gigantic.

Cloud Brazil

Cloud and dune in Brazil. Taken in the Lençois Maranhenses National Park,