Today is my last day here in São Paulo, I've shot commissioned work and some new personal work that I'm really happy with. It's a city that doesn't give away anything for free (both in esthetic and monetary terms.) What always strikes me when I'm here is how extremely segregated the city is and the lack of public space that people from all parts of society have access to. Social interactions, especially among the wealthy seems to be dedicated to well-guarded clusters that requires membership. It will be interesting to see if these structures will remain unaffected as the lower and middle-class slowly gains more economic power.
Tomorrow I'm off to Los Angles for a week of intense work, looking forward to the cool breeze of the Pacific Ocean!