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Heels Over Head
Photograph by David Alan Harvey

Sand provides a cushion for a young man flipped by his friend as they practice the fluid motions of a martial art and dance called capoeira that slaves brought with them from central Africa. In Bahia youths practice such moves—perfected in capoeira schools—on the streets and beaches.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M-6
Film Type: Fuji Velvia
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/3.5
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Sunset
Lighting Techniques: None. I just used silhouettes to my best advantage because of the overcast sky.


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