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Put Your Hands Up in The Air o/

By Stephanie - 7 min read

Today would like to introduce you to one of the most hands down awesome albums we’ve come across in recent times. Did we say album? This might as well become a global movement that could change the world.

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o/ at Transamerica PyramidbyLucas MendesonEyeEm

Ladies and Gentlemen,

today would like to introduce you to one of the hands down most awesome album we’ve come across in lately. Did we say album? This might as well become a global movement that could change the world.

To cut it short: New York residentLucas Mendes became bored of the classic tourist picture and turned the concept around. Instead of posing face forward for a photo, he poses backwards with his arms raised high up in the air. Sounds crazy? Well, it’s all about making your ideas happen.

Lucas already captured his trademark move in front of major spots like the Transamerica Pyramid, the UN Headquarters and Golden Gate Bridge and is currently taking theo/ to the West Coast.

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o/ at Louis Armstrong Park by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

We’ve asked Lucas how it all started:

I got the idea last year partying with friends in Brazil. They were taking too many pictures like the normal ones where everyone poses together smiling. I was at the back row for the pics and at some point I got bored and started turning around and raising my arms for every single pic.

At some point they realized what I was doing and we started messing around with it, taking different pics using the o/. After that it became my thing and I started to take those pics you saw everywhere I go. Also, I came back to NYC and often times when my friends get together in Brazil they would take a group o/ pic and send it over to me.

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o/ at Jackson Square by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at United Nations Headquarters by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ in BrooklynbyLucas MendesonEyeEm

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o/ at NYU Stern School of Business by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Brooklyn Bridge Promenade by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at New York Supreme Court by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Midwest Court by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Texas State Capitol by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Cloud Gate by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Chichen Itza by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Magic Kingdom® Park by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Egyptian Art @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Arch at Washington Square Park by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at 1005 Lombard St by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Japanese Tea Garden by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at Golden Gate Bridge by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ at The Peace Pagoda by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

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o/ in Napa by Lucas Mendes on EyeEm

What can we say? We just love o/.Keep up the great work, Lucas!

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