Running at Elevado Costa e Silva, by Marcus Laranjeira

This photo was taken on an avenue in downtown São Paulo-SP, Brazil, which is elevated from street level, about as high as the second floor of a building. Residential buildings around this avenue, when it was built, lost value and people who lived in them lost their privacy. So the whole area has worsened. Indigents, drug addicts, criminals and people on the margins of society began to frequent the area. To take pictures with security in this region, a group of photographers, amateur and professional, under the supervision of a journalist, organized a photographic output for this purpose. The tour lasted about two hours and yielded excellent images.

Running at Elevado Costa e Silva, by Marcus Laranjeira

Running at Elevado Costa e Silva, by Marcus Laranjeira

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 21
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: São Paulo | Brazil

Photographer: Marcus Laranjeira ( São Paulo, Brazil )
Marcus Laranjeira is a professional in the exact sciences, graduated in mathematics and computer science. Work with software development and have photography as his hobby and passion. With photography he explores the world and his feelings. With this, he shows the world the way he sees it. Since 2004 play, study, train and develop his knowledge of photography on his own. He is self-taught and he believes the more he learns, the more he wants to learn.


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  1. Carmela
    Carmela says:

    São Paulo… olhos de artista para pintá-la; alma de poeta para entendê-la…

    São as sombras às sombras desta cidade, como uma esfinge a gritar: decifra-me ou te devoro!


  2. Oficina Fotografica
    Oficina Fotografica says:

    Belíssima foto, impressionante como a cabeça da pessoa fotografada lembra um martelo que logo me fez lembrar Pink Floyd – The Wall – a luzes, o elevado… a foto tem som!!! excelente 😉

  3. Reinaldo Fré
    Reinaldo Fré says:

    This picture has movement, it is sensitive. The framework has a great view of the depth of the high and the slums of concrete in buildings that became the region.
    Nice work, congratulations

  4. Luciano Mantuaneli
    Luciano Mantuaneli says:

    I guess this shoot captures an interesting point of view from this location in São Paulo: The ghosts. When the cars – true innhabitants of this crazy city – are forbidden to use the Elevado, some ghosts of an ancient and rarely-seen specie can be caught doing an old habbit: Sports.

  5. Gisele
    Gisele says:

    I could feel the wind in my face just looking to this picture! Congratulations Marcus! Very nice shot!

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