Rio is an amazing city. You can find many contrasts there. It is incredibly diverse. It is as dirty as beautiful, sometimes dangerous but fascinating, disturbing but soothing. You will discover it with amazingly rich culture and endless possibilities. I wish I could get to know this city better. Maybe once.
I have no need to recall the fact that Paralympic games are full of strong moments and emotions. In sports, emotions are just what people are attracted to. What attracts them and what makes them the best to get their fans. Emotions are what makes sport a sport. Emotions are that reason, why people turn on TV. Rio 2016 Paralympics was no exception. I am lucky I can see what’s going on behind the scenes. And here’s a few moments, especially from behind the scenes. From venues.
Paralympic and Olympic Games are opened and closed by ceremonies. Opening ceremonies are among my biggest experiences at all. I have seen them in Beijing, London and the last one on PH Rio 2016. These are the moments when one feels that it has begun. And vice versa.
This year I was on my third Paralympic Games. This time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There has been some time since the return and I feel it’s time to publish some of my shots. But, firstly not from Rio, but from the time before departure.