Brazil, this country embodies sensual joie de vivre. Star photographer Olaf Heine has created a very special approach to the Brazilian way of life in his newly revised photo book, "Brazil".
He deliberately forgoes the otherwise stereotypical, colorful presentation of the country, instead, he single-mindedly focuses on direct perspectives without distractions. Instead of Corcovado and the Rio de Janeiro Carnival, or people dancing to Samba music, the reader of this photo book gets to see the celebrated buildings by Oscar Niemeyer and the solitary beach of Ipanema in winter.
In seductive images, since 2010, Heine has been capturing the zest for life of South America through an exquisite mix of architectural and landscape photography, portraits, and street photography. The renowned German fashion photographer primarily emphasizes forms. With his trained eye, he recognizes the wonderful curves of beautiful women and surfers on Copacabana Beach mirrored in the buildings of the metropolises.
However, Heine doesn't just aim to show joy and sensuality; some of his shots convey a melancholy that naturally accompanies beauty. He traverses the tropical Amazon Basin and visits the Iguaçu Falls with his camera.
The coffee table book "Brazil" is the epitome of Brazilian Saudade, the longing and wanderlust for the tropical natural beauty, vibrant cities, and unique people. For all fans of Brazil, this photo book is a wonderful gift to repeatedly immerse oneself in the country and its optimistic way of life, without any clichés.