The Samba that the world knows is through the Brazilian Carnival, punctuated by spectacular performances overflowing with glitz and feathers and costumes. Samba has its roots in Brazil via the West African slave trade; a dance that started in the favelas of Bahia and Rio de Janeiro has now become an icon of Brazilian national identity.
But Samba is so much more complex. In Brazil people are practically born dancing and Samba is such a vital part of the culture. It can be energetic, sophisticated and also sad. I wanted to capture a different side in a quiet, calm and beautiful moment.