Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the second largest city in Brazil, the sixth largest city in the Americas and the world's thirty-fifth largest city by population. The metropolis is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, ranked as the second most populous metropolitan area in Brazil, the sixth most populous in the Americas and the eighteenth largest in the world. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", identified by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 in the category Cultural Landscape.
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Guest Photographer feature:
“Discover Rio de Janeiro through AYRTON's Eyes.”
"It's not WHAT you shoot. It's the WAY you shoot"
AYRTON was born to be a photographer, an art he was in love with since childhood, when he used to spend his time with a father who was always taking pictures. After winning a bowling championship at the age of 14, Ayrton got a camera and some years later - when he was 17 - had his first paid job for an interstate bus company, preparing posters. This was his beginning and - since then - he never stopped shooting to pay for his bills, entering into a media magazine company, where he was responsible for various kinds of photographic reportage, from journalism to fashion, from tourism to nude. The next step saw Ayrton working in advertising and - in 1982 - he was hired as photographer by Jacques Cousteau, in his Amazon expedition. Ayrton entered into panography in 1996 and - today - he offers any kind of photo service, from advertising to reportage even though his panoramic skills are amongst the most requested since 2006 when - with the shootings of the world's biggest favela, Rocinha, he caught the attention of Cristina de Luca - Content Editor for O DIA. Since then, all the biggest Online Newspapers from Brazil, calls Ayrton on a regular basis, to freeze in his panoramic images several things: from fashion shows, to sport events, to crime reportages, as also TV stations are beginning to hire him for their online version websites... Another area where he was a pionner is in Wedding Panography, where he has been shooting lots of rich and famous weddings in Brazil, telling a complete story. minute by minute of that special day for the Brides. And most major multinational companies, like Coca-Cola, EXXON, Petrobrás, ElPaso Oil, and big Hotels chains hire Ayrton's services for Virtual Tours of their spaces. His wife Andréa Simões is his associate, assistant and also a second photographer in big jobs, where clients need two people shooting at the same time to better capture the event.
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