Such is the demand for the wonderful talents of photographer Joe Capra, he find himself permanently in the air travelling from country to country capturing the colours, cultures & setting of countries all around the globe. His most recent journey took him to Brazil, whereby he not only visited the vibrant Rio De Janeiro (home to some 6.3 million Brazilian’s) but also the iconic Iguazú Falls (officially listed as one of the New Seven Wonders Of Nature).
I was lucky enough to be sent to Rio on assignment to shoot some 4K and 10K time-lapse footage for a major electronics manufacturer. This video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot there. Most of the locations are within the city of Rio De Janeiro, but I also traveled to the famous Iguazú Falls on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentinian province of Misiones.
Whilst Rio De Janeiro is a vast sprawling city, a section of the city has actually been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. That particular area is called “Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea” and it’s here that Capra took several days of footage.
2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Brazil in general, with the 2014 FIFA World Cup only months away and then two years later the 2016 Summer Olympics will be in full effect. So if you’re thinking of flying over for either event or if you’re looking to visit somewhere away from the likes of London, Tokyo & New York – Capra’s glorious video will provide you with an illuminating insight into one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere
With its picturesque beaches, natural wonders, intoxicating samba music, 24hr carnivals and a religious passion for football, it’s not hard to see why.
Via Joe Capra