When traveling in Brazil, tourists are told not to go to the Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, as it is deemed a little dangerous early in the morning. Luckily, AlohaFred didn't heed this warning and was able to capture this incredible image of a morning scene on the (in)famous beach; he found one of the most captivating "easy-going" atmosphere he's ever encountered on his many travels. This represents the designated spot for the locals from the favelas to come and relax, enjoy the beach and even do a little early fishing.
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.