I was born and raised in Lagoa, one of the most scenic neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. It's geography, with a lagoon surrounded by Rio's famous mountains and beaches, turned the area into a vibrant touristic spot. It also has all the problems Rio is notorious for. I have been documenting Lagoa for a photo book project that should be released later this year. My goal is to make a portrait of Rio, the city at its best and worst from my own neighborhood. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 All photographs © Leonardo DeGorter