Taken in São Salvador da Bahia, this photograph show youngsters from the favelas looking for a cool-down in the smoldering heat. Just on the other side of this pier is one of the biggest shanty town of Brazil. Wanting to escape the harsh reality of their daily lives, this seemingly idyllic situation hides a coarse world of hardship on the other side of the lens.
Born in Brussels (°81) but raised in South-Africa, this young artist discovered photography on a one year-long stay in Hawaii. After returning to Belgium to finish his master's degree in management, this autodidact just couldn't let his unbridled passion for photography be left by the wayside. Most of what he's learned by now happened as a natural and self-taught progression through books, forums, blogs and vast experience.
AlohaFred is passionate about surfing, traveling, new encounters of all kinds, getting lost in unknown surroundings and people with an enthusiasm for work well executed and with an original touch. He gets electrified by the little things in life, the ones that make it all the more interesting and surprising on a daily basis.