Ah, Copacabana. A place where fruity cocktails dreams are made of. Last week I jetted off to São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro for Carnaval, an invitation courtesy of the trading giant, Apex Brasil. What entailed was a whirlwind week of meetings with some of the country’s most prominent footwear brands, a week long binge of barbecue buffet and caipirinhas, and some of the most breath taking views I have ever seen. While this post only serves as a precursor to a jealousy-inducing recap ahead, I do have to note that besides having to content-aware a nip slip or two, these photos required no editing. The light, the colors, and the essence of Rio is perfect in that way. Easy to distill in two-dimensions, but nothing close to the vibrancy and liveliness of the city quite like a walk along its colorful coast.
Photos by Michael Pagan.