A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JANUARY 2007: Beach balls
This photograph was taken at Jacaraípe Beach, just north of Vitória, capital of the state of Espírito Santo. From Belo Horizonte, the distance is about 600 km, little more than eight hours by bus. Pretty close, when compared to the distance Belo Horizonte-São Luís for instance: 2800 km. I would visit São Luís some months later that year. Jacaraípe Beach is not very known among Brazilian, and virtually unknown among foreign tourists. Foreign tourists gather on the beaches in Rio de Janeiro, or on beaches along the northeastern coastline. Brazilian tourists prefer beaches like Búzios, Cabo Frio, Guarapari, Guarujá, Porto Seguro. Therefore, this beach ball vendor had nothing to sell on this summer day in January. Besides the light and colorful balls, he also carries his loneliness. Every day. Whether it rains or not. Even when there are not many tourists on the beach. A tough life….
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2014