Tuesday, November 11, 2008

On the Street…Ipanema Beach, Rio


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  1. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    November 11, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Beautiful shots. Love the innocense that these children embody. I see you have a wonderful time over there, although it is not too sunny looking at the last series of pictures…

  2. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    November 11, 2008 at 8:41 am

    You have caught a great moment in time.

  3. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 8:42 am

    the boys are so adorable and lovely! their obvious happiness made me smile.

  4. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 8:46 am

    sooooooo cute

  5. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 9:04 am

    is there anything better than a child’s smile? especially when experiencing pure joy. great shots. beautiful.

  6. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 9:27 am

    sart, you made my day with these shots. i never engage in this but i really have to this time: the little boy in turquoise blue looks like a young RONALDO (muscle structure is clear to see although he is so young). love it! and they are so happy, it’s wonderful to live vicariously through these boys if even just for a moment.

  7. Stuart

    November 11, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Love the way the one running away has his little fingers crossed!

  8. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 9:32 am

    I love how he has his fingers crossed in the last pic. precious!

  9. marcos

    November 11, 2008 at 9:32 am

    I live in this beautiful city of great contrasts.

  10. La Terpette

    November 11, 2008 at 9:35 am

    love how these photos tell a story. Your shots from rio have been some of my favorites!

  11. Shaina

    November 11, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Awwwww :) what cute kids out on the beach, having fun!

  12. just me

    November 11, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Wonderful! So unselfconscious & full of the joys of living.

  13. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Oh.. so cute! The boy in the bright blue shorts looks like a mini-ronaldo! :) So alike!

  14. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    November 11, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I wish i could still run and play like that without a worry in the hole world! They look so happy and they are super cute. I love kids:)

  15. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Children are the most beautiful human beings.

  16. NJTomboy

    November 11, 2008 at 11:10 am

    ISO love the song.. perhaps one day I will travel there.. in a plane.. oppose to in my mind.

  17. suzanne nelson

    November 11, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Georgeous pictures – you really have caught magic moments. It makes me so happy to look at them – thank you!

  18. monique

    November 11, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Turquoise trunks kid is so funny looking (in a good way). Like a little man. Look at the muscles. Clearly not a kid who sits in all day playing nintendo.

    And that last shot is just joy.

    Thanks, Sart.

  19. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 11:49 am

    so far rio has been dissapointingly unorigional…these pictures save it.

  20. Marília

    November 11, 2008 at 11:50 am


  21. Lauren

    November 11, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    yeah! I’m so lucky! I´m carioca and live in Rio. The wonderfull city!

  22. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I guess they’re nice pictures, but I come here for the clothes.

  23. lintmag

    November 11, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    These photos bring so much joy to look at – I love seeing these happy faces!

  24. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    magic pics!
    very very cool!

  25. Dominica

    November 11, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Always great results with beach shots, sun over there, lots of wind down here at the coast…
    will post some so you can compare (and probably prefer the sunny beach)

  26. Vintage Me New You

    November 11, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    they look cute and the photos you took are amazing,expressing their joy:)

  27. aline

    November 11, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    i have to say again that you made me happy on showing us this moments… when i started coming here i was just looking for outfits, inspiration… but i’m convinced that your job is much more than this… just like the other girl said, you shot souls!! this 2 are tipically brazilian boys and their effortless happiness is amazing to see… even for us…
    thank you for taking this shots and showing the world our soul…

    mil beijos

  28. M or M

    November 11, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    i love this pic. it reminds me of my family..

  29. do you like my tight sweater

    November 11, 2008 at 2:03 pm


  30. kelly

    November 11, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    i’m loving the rio shots

  31. ilay

    November 11, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    made me remember the advice you gave on capturing the moment and inspiration on the photo shoot you did with your lovely daughters on the beach.

    wonderful photos !

    i think you can spend rest of your life in rio.

  32. AnonymousJK

    November 11, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Ah to be so young and carefree… It is truly a beautiful time in our lives that once gone, can never be recaptured. Thanks to you, this particualr moment in these boy’s lives is forever captured in celluloid.

  33. Dene

    November 11, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I’m jealous, I really wish I was in Rio tanning and frolicking in the beach right now.

  34. Carolina Lange

    November 11, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    You are amazing! You can take pictures of perfect moments!

  35. Johanne

    November 11, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    beautiful shots!

  36. Brigadeiro

    November 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    How cute! They look to be practising capoeira in the 2nd picture.

  37. Zad

    November 11, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    THIS is what i call happiness!!!

  38. anton

    November 11, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    wow, there’s no one on the beach! that’s insane for Ipanema. i have to say that Brazilians from all walks of life are the classiest people I have ever met and you can see it in all the beautiful photos. SAUDADE PRA BRASIL! try and visit some Choro Samba halls and street samba in Lapa if you can for some great moments and amazing music.

  39. Ana

    November 11, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Ohh God!
    I’m brazilian, but from São Paulo. My city is amazing, but I have to admit that people in Rio de Janeiro is beautiful and has a greeeeat body! What a beach does to a city, right?

  40. Marcus

    November 11, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    These photos are the most beautiful you have taken. Incredible, man!

  41. -h of candid cool

    November 11, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    so young and carefree, i miss those days.

    whenever i see your rio shots i wish is was there.

  42. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Beautiful pictures! however I don’t think these boys are a picture of innocence, more-so energy. The boy in blue has a very knowing face. I think it’s amazing that children’s personalities are formed so early and that they sometimes posses more knowledge than when they grow up and become effected by everything. Lovely

  43. Mike

    November 11, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    wow even the little kids are jacked in rio.

  44. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I’m in love. These happy little boys made me smile.

  45. Paulandre

    November 11, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I love this place…that beach…I’m luck ’cause is near my town. That’s really the atmosphere to ‘dolce far miente’

  46. The Calvin Show

    November 11, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    The boy in the blue reminds me of myself when I was a kid! Haha. I’ve yet to run across a beach in Rio though. : (

  47. N. Real

    November 11, 2008 at 10:01 pm


  48. Jamie Watson

    November 11, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    ohhhhhh this series is one of my favorites ever! thank you! joy.

  49. pretty kitty publishing

    November 12, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Thank you! This shot made my day. Life is for the living!

  50. brand 'em'

    November 12, 2008 at 1:20 am

    After a trip to NYC, I have renewed interest in fashion and your site. Keep up the great work.

  51. Tobey

    November 12, 2008 at 1:43 am

    lovely images…

  52. Kanani

    November 12, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Those are fabulous. I've gotten more joy out of imagining you capturing these shots & smiling at the boys. All in all, you've pulled this viewer into the shot.

  53. caramimi

    November 12, 2008 at 2:10 am

    cute!!! the boys are adorable. you really captured how much fun they are having. and can i just say… the light in rio is beautiful.

  54. minnie

    November 12, 2008 at 3:44 am

    yep,there ARE better things in the world than fashion…


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  56. daniel

    November 12, 2008 at 4:05 am

    At last! Among all the pictures from Rio, these are the only ones that show a bit of what Brazil really feels like…
    It’s a pity he hasn’t taken pictures of people in the city, just by the sea… The beach is only 10% of what Rio is!

  57. daniel

    November 12, 2008 at 4:18 am

    Well, the other pictures from Rio are great too, as always… I was just hoping that he could maybe capture a little more of the Brazilian way of living in them. Most of the people look like actors employed by Rede Globo, Brazil’s biggest TV broadcaster.

  58. daniel

    November 12, 2008 at 4:19 am

    Well, the other pictures from Rio are great too, as always… I was just hoping that he could maybe capture a little more of the Brazilian way of living in them. Most of the people look like actors employed by Rede Globo, Brazil’s biggest TV broadcaster.

  59. the dressmaker

    November 12, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Those are some buff kids! They should set an example for children here in the U.S.

  60. thirty1seven

    November 12, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Out to play in rio..boys in bright colorful shorts which contrasts with the natural calm of the environment..

    Beautiful and Fun..Lovely Pictures
    (and love that blue!)

  61. nyc/caribbean ragazza

    November 12, 2008 at 7:53 am

    The second photo reminds me of my cousins playing on the beach in Anguilla.

    Lovely photos.

    I like that you shoot more than just clothes. It’s all connected. The spirit of a place, the people, the clothes, etc.

  62. Anne Corrons

    November 12, 2008 at 8:16 am

    It’s good to see people with swimming costumes whereas we are wearing coats in Paris!

  63. Rebecca

    November 12, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Those kids are just the cutest!

  64. Jeremy

    November 12, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I’m of the same kind of mind as Anonymous who said “Beautiful pictures! however I don’t think these boys are a picture of innocence, more-so energy. The boy in blue has a very knowing face. I think it’s amazing that children’s personalities are formed so early and that they sometimes posses more knowledge than when they grow up and become effected by everything. Lovely”

    That muscular little body speaks of work and I don’t mean work out. Some of those kids working on the streets of Rio begin awfully young and lead everything but a carefree life. Yet it is inspiring to witness their ability to let all their worries drop, reclaim some innocence and behave like the kids they really are. Nice shots.

  65. Fly Girl

    November 12, 2008 at 10:03 am

    What joyful boys! Children always represent the essence of a culture. I think you captured it here. They are carfefree and playful here but their bodies and faces also reflect the work that they probably do daily. I hope you go to Lapa and show another aspect of Rio too!

  66. zuccotto

    November 12, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Looked up capoeira after the poster’s comment – interesting, here’s a link -

    I love all the Brazil photos, but especially enjoy the ones of the boys and their movements.

    I’ve a fascination for Brazil – always have since I heard about Rio in elementary school a long time ago, but again most recently when I read Death in Brazil by Peter Robb. Also follow some police procedurals set in Brazil.

  67. Peace in a Time of War

    November 12, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    I see future professional soccer players! LOL

    Great job capturing the moment.

  68. Anonymous

    November 12, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    This is the true heart and soul of Rio…..

  69. J.

    November 12, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Ah this is too cute! I love how their happiness is so vivid and real. I want to go to rio so I can play on the beach too :(

  70. Good Taste

    November 13, 2008 at 12:08 am

    adorable! I love his haircut too.

  71. cassaundra

    November 13, 2008 at 3:36 am

    great shots.
    love these sort of posts.
    gosh … that beach is really amazing, isn’t it?

  72. effie

    November 13, 2008 at 7:48 am

    soo cute! thank you for capturing genuine happiness. :)

  73. Anonymous

    November 13, 2008 at 9:32 am

    The innocence of children. These photographs reminds me of my own childhood growing up in the Caribbean.
    Great shots of children with joyful personalities and enjoying themselves, as all children should.

  74. .lysse

    November 13, 2008 at 10:37 am

    this is so brazil to me. obrigada o senhor!

  75. The Dandelion Tamer

    November 13, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I love the solo of the boy in the blue trunks. The sand, crawling up his left leg, makes him appear to have risen from underground. An adorable, myth-like Poseidon-boy.

  76. southerngentinL.A.

    November 13, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Ahhh the good life! The world would be a much better place if adults could feel this way just once a week!

  77. Sunny

    November 14, 2008 at 5:26 pm


  78. Anonymous

    November 15, 2008 at 12:39 am

    As boys we played as men. As men we play as boys.

  79. Anonymous

    November 15, 2008 at 1:49 am

    The last picture is such a beautiful picture it made me want to cry.

  80. Kwana

    November 17, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Ahh to me young and carefree again. Beautiful shots.

  81. Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 at 5:34 am

    look at the second foto! think he will be new musical star :)

  82. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Leaving aside the “romance” of this pictures…what I really like about them, is the little turquoise boy with a matching little turquoise wrist band!…that’s cool!

  83. Anonymous

    October 28, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Crazy shots, on my screen, the scenery is one tone. I love the pop of swim-suits.

  84. LinkedIn

    February 26, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    But these days are long gone.

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