Christmas In Brasil

Detroit Michigan People Photography by Mary DuPrie

I’m in Brasil and the weather is gorgeous.  The expo sent a driver and a tour guide/interpreter to show us around Sau Paulo.  We stopped and had coffee at a quaint coffee shop in this gorgeous shopping center.  On the way out something sparkly caught my eye and I looked back to see these two men hanging from the building hanging Christmas Lights.  The front of the center was already decked out in an extravagant Christmas theme.  I’ll never get use to seeing Christmas in a warm climate.

I’ve observed a few things since I left for Brasil

  • I can’t believe how great I looked after being jammed into coach for 10 hours with no sleep
  • My hair looks fabulous… and we girls know that’s the most important thing in life
  • They spell Brasil with an S instead of a Z
  • They love cheesy bread, if they put a basket of bread in front of you at a restaurant and you eat any of it you pay big bucks!   Stay away from the cheesy bread dammit.
  • Motorcycles can drive between cars like demons
  • They ask if  you want gas in your water
  • Tons of tall buildings
  • 19 million people live in the Sau Paula metro area
  • They’re toilets are square
  • Lots and lots of grafitti

I’ve found out today that the audience will be wearing headsets and someone will be interpreting while I speak… that should be interesting.  79-degrees tomorrow and breesy

7 comments category: Photographing models

1 Bella Tozini November 11, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I loved to have you here in São Paulo. I am a travel photographer and I leaned a lot of you. Sometimes I need to direct “regular’ people to photograph what I want. Thanks! I loved the seminar! You are just great!!!


2 Mary DuPrie November 13, 2010 at 1:03 am

Hi Bella

Bella Bella Bella… that felt nice

thank you so much


3 Neide Weingrill November 11, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Hello Mary,

Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

I was one of the participants of your workshop and loved it, although my specialty is in the equestrian area. Who knows now I start shooting people….

Regards from Brazil,



4 Mary DuPrie November 13, 2010 at 1:01 am

Hey Neide
Ahh, your job sounds much better to me!


5 Toronto Boudoir Photographer November 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Hope you’re having a great time Mary !!


6 Anonymous November 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm

hey hey… i’m not posting for a couple of days while i’m in brasil… on a mini working vacation. The venue is beautiful, they went all out. The audience will be 1,000 people and they don’t speak English!!! oh my…


7 Dan November 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Live it up, Mary. I love Brazil. The people there are full of life — you’ll fit right in.


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