A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2008: Coconut
In July 2008, I stayed – together with a group of students – in Maceió, capital of the state of Alagoas, for ten days. We escaped the cold days and nights of Belo Horizonte, and enjoyed very much the warmer climate of Alagoas and warm seawater. We visited Ipioca Beach, near the capital. The beach was easy to be reached by bus. We took a long walk on the beach, had our warm meal at a barrack, and enjoyed a bath in the ocean water. I had already gained reputation with making pictures, and I was regularly called to take pictures of the group. Pictures of them on the beach, in the water, on a flat-bottomed boat, on a palm tree stump, with a dog, or even taking a nap on the sand. Nothing was too crazy for them. However … I had my own crazy moments. I tried to take pictures of a coconut in the air. I threw the nut in the air, while I aimed my camera with my other hand. It was pure coincidence that a man was walking along, when the nut fell, and now it appears that coconut had gained two legs.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016