Jorge Selarón was born in Chile in 1947. He traveled, lived and worked as a painter and sculptor in over 50 countries around the world before arriving and deciding to settle in Rio de Janeiro in 1983.
His main work is the Selaron's Stair in Rio de Janeiro. The work has featured in many famous magazines, newspapers, travel shows, documentaries and commercials. National Geographic Channel, American Express, Coca-cola, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Time and Playboy are just some of the media that the steps have appeared in/on. It has also featured in numerous video clips such as Snoop Dogg's Beautiful and U2 also filming there. It is also considered an iconic tourist attraction of Rio de Janeiro with travellers from across the globe visiting it every day. In 2009 the steps were featured in Rio's emotive 2016 Olympic bid video clip "The Passion Unites Us". The steps was also featured in the show The Amazing Race 18 where teams are tasked to find a tile resembling a route info sign.
For more see: Selaron's Stair
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jhm (128325) 2012-03-26 3:17
A lot artist look for a deciding to settle place for his life.
These artist is absolutely not lean, he shall good can life of his artworks.
A nice daily life image with sharpness and colors.
Nice done, TFS.
KateinDenmark (1634) 2012-03-26 3:29
I really like this composition. You feature the stairs but add life to them with the artist. I love the color. This would make a wonderful painting. Well done!
npecanhuk (56480) 2012-03-26 4:33
Bom dia André!
Não o conhecia, apenas seu trabalho!
A foto ficou ótima, principalmente, por suas cores fortes, ótimo manuseio da luz, formato vertical e composição!
Parabéns, abração e até mais,
Sergiom (45918) 2012-03-26 5:38
Il y a pire endroit au monde pour poser ses bagages que Rio.Un beau portrait du peintre dans son environnement artistique et de bien jolies couleurs.
Miguel82 (14622) 2012-03-26 10:05
Very nice shot of this artist
Nice red colors and contrast
It is a well sharpened picture
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-03-26 13:43
Oi André ,
Bom momento com este pintor a trabalhar nas suas obras de arte , a roupa dele combina com os azulejos vermelhos , boa luz , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
worldcitizen (5697) 2012-03-26 14:40
Very interesting and informative photo and note. I like the way everything the artist is wearing, cap, shorts, even slippers, match the colors around him. Good capture of him working and focusing on the art and not the photographer. The stairs are also great.
siamesa (27461) 2012-03-26 16:10
Bom demais essas informações sobre esses artistas super talentosos. Beleza de foto com as cores fortes do vermelho.
Sonata11 (31307) 2012-03-26 18:54
This man is an artist and his work is striking beautiful. Colors, sharpness, clarity , an excellent POV. His likes this orange/red colors which is around him. This is wondrous photo. Excellent work. I love it. Thanks for sharing and informative note.
All the best,
ChrisJ (91420) 2012-03-26 21:49
A colorful scene of predominant red & yellow tiles with the shirtless artist adding a welcome human element & interest. Reasonable sharpness & well framed & composed. Tfs!
danos (78358) 2012-03-26 21:55
vert informative your note about Jorge Selarón,this famous painter as we see him during his work.I like the view as the presentation of the portrait of the painter with his nudity to show us about his life simpleness.
annjackman (15659) 2012-03-27 0:34
An interesting note to go with this interesting picture. The reds in the tiles and the artists's clothes really caught my attention. A very natural portrait of theis man at his work. Very well take.
bayno (18338) 2012-03-27 2:27
I did not know this artist, but this is the purpose of TE ... learn from photography, excellent photos with great color, excellent shot and a good sharp...
have a good day...
jusninasirun (17146) 2012-03-27 19:34
This is a wonderful biography shot of the famous artist at work. I like his colorful setting with himself clad in red hat and pants. Nice colors and details in good framing.
mauro61 (52545) 2012-03-28 11:37
taglio stretto e perfetta ripresa in una scena dai bellissimi e brillanti coori.
Ottimo lo sharpo,
Fis2 (77192) 2012-04-02 10:56
Good reportorial photo.
Excellent frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon.
aliabazari (10284) 2012-04-03 21:41
Very beautiful portrait of this artist. The glaring red. Enjoyable and impressive.
The artist is dynamic and alive.
Didi (51447) 2012-04-06 6:02
Interesting flashing red colour on this nice scene.
Very interesting comment indeed.
CLODO (26652) 2012-04-06 6:33
Nice portrait of the man at work in a warm atmosphere. He is completely absorbed by his painting, and his cloth and hat color are according the wall one.
photoray (6828) 2012-04-06 7:23
Excellent view of the artist at work, with multiple varying mosaics surrounded in saturated red tiles.
A love the feel of the natural art here.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-04-12 20:26
I love the intense primary colours in this photo. It is sharp and clear. A great capture of an ordinary scene.
jmdias (48515) 2012-07-09 17:43
no painel dele tem até a boca da verdade romana mais em cima. muito boa a inclusão do artista trabalhando e a obra ao redor. muito bom controle de luz e enquadramento. uma foto bem feita e com tom de documentário.
macjake (45896) 2012-07-09 17:49
I'm glad you included the photo of the steps, it makes this photo just that much better.
I've seen similar steps in San Francisco too.
talented and creative man!
its perfect that he's wearing red with white stripes to compliment the bg scenery.
good note, and photo
- Copyright: Andre Gustavo (bona) (11212)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-02
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D), Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, HOYA 67mm CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My +30 points photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-25 19:31