I spent a month in Brazil last July, during the 2014 World Cup.
Sao Paolo, Brazilia, Salvador, Sao Luis and then Rio de Janeiro.
31 days, 31 photos as a personal and subjective travel diary.
Soccer is the most universal sport on earth.
In Brazil, soccer is almost a religion.
There won’t be any other World Cup in Brazil during my lifetime.
For those three reasons, I felt the need to go, witness and document it.
Copacabana, Rio. Juggling.
Dude with a tattoo of the Brazil National football team on the pectoral muscle.
The Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro.
On a public bus in Rio.
Playing football at sunset on Ipanema beach in Rio.
A football pitch with goalposts made out of wood sticks. In Lencois Maranhenses national park.
At a bus station in Sao Luis.
A ‘flying-market’ settled in a bus, parked on a square in a favela in Rio.
A foreign-tourist couple squabbling in front of an improvised ‘Wailing Wall’…
A ceiling television broadcasting a game of the World Cup in a hair-dresser shop.
A Brazilian tourist ‘Day-Dreaming’…
National stadium Mane Garrincha, Brasilia, for France-Nigeria.
Playing football bare feet with flip-flops as goalposts, beside Salvador stadium.
Brazilian supporters slowly deserting an outdoor bar broadcasting the semi final Brazil vs Germany. The score was 0-6 (for Germany) when this photo was taken.
French national team supporter dressed up in Napoleon and teasing Brazilian supporters with the memory of 1998 World Cup final…
‘Motorized’ promotional campaign for Fabio Gondim, federal deputy candidate. Sao Luis, Maranhao state.
Foreign and brazilian tourists on their way to Sao Paolo airport looking at a favela throught the bus window.
Ixla Grande. Playing football…
Two young guys going down from a favela, looking through an awning of an elevated pedestrian structure.
A residential compound called ‘Solaire’ in Salvador de Bahia.
Two bears. Leme beach, Rio. ‘United Buddy Bears’ project, originally developed in Berlin Germany.
Iguatemi shopping mall, Sao Paulo.
Hotel ‘Riviera’, Brasilia.
National Congress of Brazil, Brasilia.
Kids jumping in water, Maranhao state.
Lencois Maranhenses sand formations.
At Lencois Maranhenses.
Master and friends.
Ipanema beach, Rio.
Early morning close to the Rio Rodovaria.