The Beach

The beach is never the same, and that's why it is a subject I'll never get tired of photographing. The weather, the time of day, and the season, can make the most familiar beach new again. Beaches are as varied as the cultures that find solace on them. On public beaches in crowded urban areas, throngs of strangers bump up against each other, carrying coolers and umbrellas in search of a tiny patch of land. These beach-goers settle into tight quarters, managing to find space on beaches where all are welcome. In many exclusive resorts, locals are made to feel like trespassers in their own country. As the sun begins to set, the story changes. The beach takes on an other-worldly quality. In the absence of human activity, the beach provides a different stage...a dream, a wasteland, a memory. 

The beach is never the same, and that's why it is a subject I'll never get tired of photographing. The weather, the time of day, and the season, can make the most familiar beach new again. Beaches are as varied as the cultures that find solace on them. On public beaches in crowded urban areas, throngs of strangers bump up against each other, carrying coolers and umbrellas in search of a tiny patch of land. These beach-goers settle into tight quarters, managing to find space on beaches where all are welcome. In many exclusive resorts, locals are made to feel like trespassers in their own country. As the sun begins to set, the story changes. The beach takes on an other-worldly quality. In the absence of human activity, the beach provides a different stage...a dream, a wasteland, a memory. 

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