A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2007: Dirty hands
We had spent 55 hours by bus, to bridge the huge distance of more than 2500 km between Belo Horizonte and São Luís, capital of the state of Maranhão. Another five hours were spent by bus to reach Barreirinhas, gateway to the immense dune landscape of Lençóis Maranhenses. Four more hours were spent by boat to reach Atins Beach, at the Atlantic Ocean. Our feet really hurt when we stepped on the hot sand. It was as if our flip flops were even melting! But that didn’t stop us from reaching the shoreline and giving our feet a refreshing bath. To our big surprise, our feet sank deeply in the moist sand, almost ten centimeters! There was another surprise that clumps of clay were found on the shoreline. Two students immediately recognized the substance, and started to smear the clay on their hands. According to them, this clay type is very suitable for ceramic handicraft.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2015