This gritty urban night soccer scene comes to you from Ipanema Beach in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The iconic peak of Pedra de Gavea rises in the background and the city lights of Favela da Rocinha (South America’s largest shanty town/slum) climb impossibly up the side of the mountain. I camped out on this beach for a few hours either side sunset to try to capture some of the intense atmosphere that this place just emanates.
Photographer: Cameron James Cope (Melbourne, Australia.) Registered
Cam Cope is an Australian emerging photographic artist dedicated to travel photography and producing personal and collaborative projects with focused themes of colonial history, indigenous culture and the environment. His travel work intends to inspire a sense of awe for the world around us and his personal projects intend to contribute to public debate and engineer platforms for people to tell their own stories.