“There is a Brazilian saying that says ‘carnival affair does not go up the mountain.’ It was the unofficial carnival opening when Helio and I kissed for the first time. Rio de Janeiro, midsummer, 40C, one Capricorn and one Virgo. There was no better time to know each other than the party of the flesh, of bodies’ cult, of passion and samba.
" is an affectionate term of northeastern Brazil, to refer to someone close, and it is about affection the images here present, about different affections: the affection of the photographers to the art of photography, the romantic-sexual affection between two lovers, the affection of friendship.”
is a photobook celebrating love, desire, and sex in Rio de Janeiro.
12.5 x 18.5 cm | 200 pages | hardcover
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