Peter Solmssen captured this intriguing black-and-white image of two tuxedoed men eyeing a woman in 1960s Brazil. His works are on view at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. Photos courtesy of the artist.
One day in Singapore in 1961, American diplomat Peter Solmssen heard an alluring song playing inside a record store. Curious, he stopped by and upon learning its title and composer - "Corcovado" by Antonio Carlos Jobim - he discovered bossa nova and one of the founders of this seductive style of Brazilian music. Solmssen decided that his next assignment for the State Department would have to be in Brazil.