My skin is hot from the sun, salty from the beach, and I can feel the sexual energy all around me. This is Rio.

Mario’s book portrays with full throttle intensity, the spirit of the city, and the pulse of the Cariocas.  Jammed packed with 200 super-sized pages of black & white and color images that display the beauty of the people. He skillfully uses his camera, to depict the comfortability; Cariocas have with their bodies and their sex appeal. Several pages have full or partial nudity and magnificent aerial and landscape photos are also included. The book contains a foreword by Caetano Veloso, introduction by Regina Case, and an essay by Gisele Bundchen.


Summary:  Breathtaking, exotic, and seduces me. Yes, please take me back to Rio.


  • Perfect Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: TASCHEN (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions10 x 0.8 x 13.6 inches


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