With hundreds of thousands visiting Brazil for the first time for the Olympics, and more than four thousand visitors coming to the first day of SP Arte-Foto 2016 last week, we wanted to take a moment to share some of our favourite photographs of the cities where we live, work and love with our international readers.
Although there are beautiful (often hidden) sights to see on the ground, in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, as frequent flyers between the two, we know that some of our most stunning, both natural and man-made, impressions of these vibrant cities comes from the air.
To our mind, the artist who captures this the best is the photographer Claudio Edinger. Although born in Rio de Janeiro, his family moved to São Paulo before he was two and he has said that in his mind he has often thought his soul was in São Paulo and his heart in Rio – something that certainly rings true for us.
Working with selective focus, his work is both large scale and delicately intimate.
We’ve included links to ten of our favourites below.
Rio de Janeiro: