Carnival in Brazil

At the beginning of this year, in February, me and my boyfriend went to Brazil to visit our friends. That was a time of an amazing carnival in whole Brazil. We were in Sao Paulo, where the event is the most spectacular. We regretted a bit that we could not see another great event, in Rio de Janeiro, but the road traffic was to big to get to the city. Anyway, we had a great fun in Sao Paulo and  I took hundreds of pictures. I am posting some examples of them below, but if this is not enough for you, here you can find some amazing pictures taken by professionals at this year’s carnival in Sao Paulo. Enjoy!

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Fake and Pro Photographer

The video above is a short documentary film about faking a professional photographer. They have chosen an IT guy and tough him how to look and behave like a pro in one week only. He did not know much about photography, but they managed to teach him basics in technical and visual aspects of photography. One week later the “fake” photographer was asked to take some professional pictures of a wedding couple. How did he manage? Well… One thing is crucial: you can not be a professional photographer if you only know how to set the right exposure and how to achieve shallow or maximum depth of field. Being a pro is all about being in control with a situation and having a confidence in what you are doing. Experience is crucial – there is no chance to learn photography in a week.

Hand Painting

There is an amazing Italian artist Guido Daniele, who paints on hands and body. Laying the hands in a right way, he is able to shape a perfectly detailed animal. The realism of these painted animals is almost impossible. In 1990 Guido Daniele added a new artistic experience to his previous ones: using the body painting technique he creates and paints models bodies for different situations such as advertising pictures and commercials, fashion events and exhibitions. His hand painting has even a special name: it is called the Handimals. Take a look at his amazing art. All the pictures are borrowed from his website. Enjoy!

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Lana del Rey

 

Lana del Rey (real name Elisabeth Woolridge Grant) is 26 years old American singer and songwriter. She started performing in american clubs at age 18! Now, her discogrphy includes 3 best selling albums: Lana Del Rey a.k.a. Lizzy Grant (2010), Born To Die (2012) and Paradise (2012). The Born To Die album is definitely my favourite and the song “Blue Jeans” belongs to it. Enjoy listening to one of the most amazing voices on the Earth!