Snapshots from Rio Carnival

Rio becomes a giant, non-stop street party during Carnival. Brazilian music is contagious with a beat that won't let you sit still; people are elated and optimistic. It's summer and all everyone wants is to have fun.

The idea behind this series was to capture that shared feeling of warmth, which exists beyond the realms of politics, economics and social status. Carnival is about freedom; a time to put work on hold and forget your troubles.

You only need two things: glitter and a costume. It's about the present and nobody wants it to end - as soon as it does, the countdown for the next Carnival begins.

The energy in the air is effervescent; something grips he city and unique atmosphere permeates the streets. It's busy, chaotic and often too hot, but it is always, always worth it. Carnival has a presence that is impossible to deny or ignore.

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