The main subjects of the photographs in this book are the sun, the sky, the ocean and the people of Ipanema Beach, as seen through passionate eyes. The passion is understandable. Just forget the rest of Rio de Janeiro and focus on Ipanema. Then forget the cosmopolitan, laid-back neighborhood that was the cradle of Bossa Nova, and focus on the beach. You are going to find an alternate universe where the elements, animals and people combine in a magic way. The sun presides over summers and winters alike; there's not a single day when you cannot go to the beach. By all means go; if you're there, go everyday. As the book will show you, no two days are ever the same.