Salvador, Brazil:
Postcards from paradise

“There’s an energy that is hard to describe in Salvador, a place where the people have a real lust for life and both the past and future is so keenly celebrated, to rambunctious effect.”

Salvador de Bahia is a melting pot of Portuguese colonial guilt and Afro-Brazilian culture – once the capital of Portugal’s sprawling empire and the centre of its slave trade. It’s a place where old-world European architecture meets African music, dance and food and is host to hundreds of fascinating festivals each year. The sights, sounds and colours of the celebrations here is what draws people to come and visit, but there’s also beauty – of the raw variety – to be found by those who look harder. OutThere’s co-founder and Creative Director captures some of it.

Photography by Martin Perry, in Salvador, Brazil