It is something a man alone can handle, maybe, part of the traveling experience, but I didn't want Luba to be in any kind of danger and set off this time on my own. So, caution first in my mind, I had to admit that the mood and pulse of this enormous land was drawing me back as if there were some illusive photograph I had always meant to take and I would find it in Brazil.
This time, the first precaution was to choose Florianopolis, not only one of the safest areas in Brazil, our headquarters here is worthy of an Israeli diplomat with armed guards discretely keeping an eye on our party around the clock. It must be a lousy job, being an armed fly on the wall while I am shooting naked girls, but someone has to do it and those security boys will just have to make the most of it.
Say Brazil and people familiar with the erotic side of the internet will think immediately of porn and prostitutes. This picture is an unfortunate misrepresentation of the country. It's true, the women in Brazil love being women. They know how to exploit their best features with their sexy clothes and body language.
But ask if they want to take off that next-to-nothing neon string bikini hardly big enough to cover their treasures and you will see the body language of King Kong in the new Peter Jackson movie. Not a pleasant experience I can tell you. Even dinosaurs are terrified of King Kong!
Like always, the prep is essential if you are going to be able to produce a good body of work in a short time. Private scouts, model agents, colleagues of mine, and all you supporters at Hegre-Art came into play before our arrival. We even had the largest newspaper in Sao Paulo write a story about my trip and announce a national online casting.
However, becoming pickier and pickier as the years go by, and always searching for models with that extra little je ne sais pas, as the French like to say, I knew this Brazilian expedition was still going to be a challenge. I have presented some of the submissions for day one.
Hopefully returning safely tomorrow