Saturday, October 28, 2006

Oct. 21, 2006 - Shopping in Brasil

Brasil, home of Havaianas flip-flops has the widest range of colors I´ve ever seen. (You can buy these at Urban Outfitters, but only like three colors per season)

I don´t know if they have "La Lechera" condensed milk in the US. They have it in Colombia and Panama but not with the nifty curvy can or the tube as far as I know. She seems to have an somewhat of an empire here in Brasil, there´s candy bars and evaporated milk as well as the traditional condensed milk that I´ve always known and loved.

International icon Tony the Tiger... Isn´t he Grrrrrreat?

Oct. 20, 2006 - no pics this day

This is Cecilia with her Pentax in front of one of them Niemayer buildings I wrote about below.

Oct. 19, 2006 - Out Shooting

A typical Brasilia apartmet building, which like the rest of the city was designed by Oscar Niemayer. Cecilia's Grandfather explained me that the buildings are designed without a ground floor in order to appear lighter and to allow a view through them from from street level. That way you don't feel like you're in a maze which is the case in most cities. The buildings are also no higher than six stories so you can always see the sky.

Oct. 18, 2006 - Borf lives?

Went to the supermarket wih Ciça. On the way back home I saw this graffitti. I thought Borf was busted, but maybe he ran off to Brasil and slightly altered his name (notice this says Borfs). Either that or some dumb Brazilian kid can't spell.

Oct. 15, 2006 - Room with a view

This is the view from my room in Brasilia, which is actually Cecilia's parents' room.

Oct. 14, 2006 - 26

I arrived in Brasilia sometime around noon. The local street signage welcomed me.

At night Ciça took me to dinner at a trendy local restaurant, unfortunately, I am more of a fast food man. Got a cool pic.

Oct. 13, 2006 - Finally Flying

After a week in stand by waiting for my trip to actually start I am finally off to Brasilia via São Paulo.
1. Panama to São Paulo flight... packed
2. São Paulo's GRU Airport at night... smoke break!
3. GRU during the day. The guy in the red bike has bull horns, aero bars, and MTB bars.
4. Boarding my flight to Brasilia.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Oct 12, 2006 - Waiting for my trip

This is the view from my balcony.
When I come back to Panama there will be a building blocking it.

Oct 11, 2006 - Buying foam

Poti called me and asked if I wanted to go for a spin. We then went to Milla 8 to buy some eggcrate bed foam which will be used as sound proofing for his studio.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Oct. 10, 2006 - Held Back

When I called the Brazilian Embassy to find out what I needed in order to go they said no visa but I did need the yellow fever vaccine 5 days in advance. Being the procrastinator that I am, I got mine at the last possible moment. Found out at the airport the vaccine actually needed 10 days of incubation, so the trip will kick off on the 13th... Friday the 13th! (insert Jason music here)

Monday, October 09, 2006

All packed up!

Tonight I'm off to Brasil. It will be my first time on the Southern Hemisphere. My bag is ready, and my gear is packed up.
I'll be in Brasil from Oct. 9 2006 to Nov. 15, 2006
Nikon F4s, Nikon F2as, Zoom-Nikkor 20~30mm/2.8, Nikkor 35mm/1.4, Micro-Nikkor 55mm/2.8, Zoom-Nikkor 80~200/2.8, Nikkor 105mm/2.5, Nikon SB-25, Nikon SB-28, Leica M4-P w/ Summicron 50mm/2.0, Light meters, Digital point & shoot, assorted cables and filters. About 50 rolls of 35mm film.

10/07/2006 - New camera!

Got a digital P&S camera for my trip to Brasil since I won't be bringing my DSLR with me. This is a picture from inside the store.

10/06/2006 - Mabi gig at La Casona

Covered the Mabi gig. Brought some gear with me and set up a slave on a stand. The new Wein Slave's design makes them unreliable some times. This was one of those shoots I wish I owned Pocket Wizards.

10/05/2006 - I'm a fashion Photographer!

Did a catalog type fashion shoot for a local store's website. Pics will eventually be up at

9/29/2006 - Johnny Cash!

Friday night. Johnny Cash tributre gig at Lum's.
Kicked Ass!

9/27/2006 - Rainy Morning

Usually the rain starts around noon and only lasts like 20 minutes. Woke up this morning and it was pouring. This is the view out of my new window.

9/26/2006 - Clean lenses!

Went to pick up my formerly fungus ridden lenses from the local Nikon place. Left my cellphone at home and had to use one in a store. Then I went back home.

9/23/2006 - Good eats at the club

Went to dinner with my friend rakesh. Saw these two ladies there. I wonder if they went shopping together.