The story behind this portrait takes us to Rio De Janeiro, where I met Carlos De Souza. I was shooting a travel/fashion story for Wallpaper Magazine and we were “street casting” for interesting looking locals. The idea was to put designer clothes on these people, and to photograph them in some of the most interesting places in the city. Carlos was laying on the beach at Ipanema when we spotted him. After a few minutes of conversation he told us that Valentino had discovered him on that same beach decades earlier, and that he and his ex wife Charlene Shorto had been working closely …