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CAPTURING THE DRAMA./

BRAZILIAN PHOTOGRAPHER ERICK ALVES CALLS THE CITY OF SÃO PAULO HOME - A CITY SO IMMENSE IT'S ACTUALLY THE MOST POPULOUS CITY IN THE AMERICAS + THE WORLD'S 4TH LARGEST CITY BY POPULATION. - THE PLACE IS ALSO A MELTING POT OF PEOPLE, BEING HOME TO A VIBRANT MIX OF DIFFERENT CULTURES + COMMUNITIES, OFFERING UP A WHOLE HOST OF INTERESTING SUBJECT MATTER FOR AN EAGER PHOTOGRAPHER./

ALWAYS A PHOTOGRAPHY LOVER, ERICK STARTED OUT EXPERIMENTING WITH STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - (WHEN HIS AMAZING SHOTS OF THE CITY FIRST CAUGHT OUR EYE) - BEFORE MOVING ON TO SPECIALISE IN PORTRAITURE./

A FEW YEARS AGO, HE BECAME MORE SERIOUS ABOUT HIS PHOTOGRAPHY + HAS BEEN PERFECTING HIS CRAFT EVER SINCE. - HIS SHOTS ALWAYS SEEM TO OFFER A DRAMATIC VIBE, USING UNUSUAL ANGLES + COOLER TONES TO CREATE HIS UNIQUE STYLE, WHILE REMAINING COMMITTED TO CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN FRONT OF THE LENS./

BORN + RAISED IN SP, ERICK IS A PROUD PAULISTANO + KNOWS THE CITY INSIDE OUT./ WE ASKED HIM TO SHARE SOME INSIDER TIPS FOR THE BEST PLACES TO CHECK OUT...

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@laflamme.portrait

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BAR DO COFRE

"The bar is nothing less than the safe in the basement of an extinct bank. With its heavy door, it brings the feeling of being in a different reality from day to day on the surface of SP. It is not a tourist spot + known to few, but it is one of the most incredible places in the city."

@bardocofre

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PINACOTECA

"The ideal destination for art + culture lovers in general. The exhibition center has several national works in a wide space. It is another historical heritage of São Paulo."

@pinacotecasp

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CASARÃO DO VINIL

"What was supposed to be a store has become a nice place for the old school. With numerous titles + musical genres, the place is the biggest LP specialist in the city. Perhaps even in the country."

@casaraodovinil

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DISCOVER MORE AMAZING LOCALS

UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./  FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY.   //

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All photos are copyright F1FTY, except: Erick Alves profile photo (Copyright Erick Alves); Bar Do Cofre (Credit: Instagram @bardocofre); Pinacoteca (Credit: Instagram @pinacotecasp); Casarão do Vinil (Credit: Instagram @casaraodovinil)