Brazil beaches – my second photobook

February 18, 2009 | By More

Beaches Brazil / Brasil Playas

I just received, hot from the press, my Beaches Brazil, a project where I’ve put together a selection of more than one hundred photos taken during seven years travelling along the Brazilian coast. In the link I’ve just given you can preview the first 14 pages of the book. Here’s the full thumbnail index::

Beaches Brazil / Brasil Playas

Most of the 120 pages of the book have full-page photographs. I have grouped the photos by themes: landscapes, crystal-clear water, waves, relax, food, beach shopping, boats, sunset, urban beaches, sports, flowers, villages and Noronha.

Beaches Brazil / Brasil Playas

Beaches Brazil / Brasil Playas

You can purchase the book from Blurb, where you’ll find all the details. Books are sent from the States and Europe to destinations all throughout the world.

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  1. Xander says:

    Hi Tony,

    Firstly, thanks for taking the time sharing you beautiful photographs, and sharing your valuable knowledge of Brazil The book looks beautiful, and very complimentary to your photos in the design as well. You should be proud!

    I have a question I hope you can help me with. I’m travelling to Rio in April, and then up the cost to Belem. I’m a photographer, like yourself, but I’m a bit worried about taking my equipment to Brazil. I’ve heard lots of scary stories about muggings and robberies, and, while I know a lot of this is not a totally accurate portrayal, I still feel a little uncomfortable carrying around £2000 in camera, lenses, etc, especially with DSLR’s being the size they are now, not the easiest thing to hide!

    I was just wondering what your experience of photography in Brazil has been, and if you could share some of your knowledge on what is and isn’t safe to do, and if you have any tips on staying safe and avoiding trouble-are there specific places it’s best not to go? I’d love to take some beautiful photos of such a beautiful country, but not if it endangers my life or my bank balance!

    Thanks in advance, um abraco,


  2. Tony says:

    Hi Xander, first of all, thanks for your compliments. Yours is a tricky topic and you’re likely to hear many different views on it. Some people visited Brazil, nothing happened to them, and went back home saying Brazil was perfectly safe. In actual fact, nothing happens to 99% of tourists so that view is of little help. Could be applied to Baghdad too.

    So I will just give you my view on the issue. I’ve been living in São Paulo for nearly eight years and hardly ever leave home with my DSLR unless I know I’ll be shooting indoors or in places I consider to be very safe. When I went to Rio, I only took my DSLR around to places that fell under the same description (top of the Corcovado, Sugar Loaf mountain and so on). Made the most of safe locations (hotel rooftops). Did not take the camera to the beach (went just with my compact).

    In other Brazilian locations you have to play by ear and let your feelings guide you. I’ve walked around my camera around the neck in the Lençóis Maranhenses or Noronha, kept it in my Lowepro bag in Florianópolis or Búzios (and used it whenever I wanted to). In general, caution is adviced in the big cities and places where attacks to tourists are known. You can’t believe the amount of assaults on tv camera crews. Last one happened in Rio last month, when a group that was doing a fashion shoot – with security guards and all – were robbed at gunpoint at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (upscale neighbourhood).

    So, wherever you are, ask the locals. They will tend to be overcautious so that will give you a good idea of what you can and cannot do. All the best!