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Excerpts from a project by photographer Christian Chaize spanning eight locked-off, large format years on a beach in Southern Portugal. To wit:

What the still-life was for Morandi, the haystack for Monet…this beach is that for me. From a distance, I observe the variables: light, weather, time of day, the ebb and flow of the ocean and most importantly, the sunbathers, unaware, below my large-format camera. The images are shot vertically, a departure from the traditional, horizontal format in landscape photography. It puts my subject matter in the form of a portrait—an ongoing record of this corner of nature (and human nature), over the minutes, the days, the years.

MORE: Praia Piquinia: Photos by Christian Chaize


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7 thoughts on “The Beach

    1. Anne

      She likes the beach… it inspires her creativity? Ballybunion does the same for me.

      Although I would say water lilies for Monet, rather than haystacks.. Just sayin’
      He painted a lot of ponds with water lilies, that he had on his property.

        1. Anne

          It depends on who’s doing the painting and who’s taking the pictures ma dear.

          And hey, whatever inspires ya. I think my sh*ts are creative.. I’ll always have a gander to see how wondrous they turned out.
          Each to their own loike.

          They’re good pics though.

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