Rio de Janeiro

Sunset @Ipanema Beach
Sunset @Ipanema Beach

Sunset @Ipanema Beach

One city, three perspectives

Beaches and hills. Rich and poor. Nature and canyons. Rio de Janeiro is multi-faceted. For our eight-page report in Sonntagsblick magazine, we dealt intensively with the city. Our goal was to show the metropolis from three perspectives: During helicopter flights we looked at Rio from the air (wide shot).On foot we spent several days in the quarters (medium shot). We met the inhabitants of the city (close up).

In conversation with Rios residents

Our goal was to show Rio from a new perspective – away from the usual topics like crime, poverty quarters, samba and carnival. We met exciting personalities. On Roberto Stern, the heir of Hans Stern, who runs the third largest jewellery manufacturer in the world, H.Stern. And with his designs the brand has its stamp. We met a lively person in the Botafogo district: Danni Camilo, owner of two gourmet restaurants. Afrobrasilian and successful businesswoman.

The meeting with the third protagonist took on the other Emerson de Carlos, an employee of a prison, lives here. He told us about a traumatic experience that could have been fatal. And in Santa Teresa, the artists’ quarter of Rio, we chatted with Bindu Mathur, an Indian-Canadian “bon vivant”, as she calls herself.

Click here for the Sonntagsblick Magazine article: Rio in Olymp.