At the beginning of this year, I managed to sell myself as a photographer for one of the best samba schools in Rio de Janeiro. Even though I didn't know what I could expect, I tried to roll with a practice run for Unidos de Vila Isabel. It resulted in me photographing a Brazilian celebrity and having a great story to tell at parties.
When I got the opportunity to work with the dancers of Ipanema Entertainment in July, I obviously got excited.
This time I would make it my goal to get closer to the dancers (in Brazil they tend to be surrounded by a circle of security during practices) and show the colourful slice of Brazilian culture in the context of a city like Scheveningen.