"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." , Marcel Proust
In 2004, Portugal presented itself as a new landscape in my life, both literally and metaphorically. Since then, I have photographed exclusively along a very small stretch of its southern coastline. Traveling there from France several times a year, I've observed its nuances, noting what changes, what stays constant... the subtle and dramatic shifts in its personality, if you will. Year after year, I not only continue to experience the mystery of its appeal, I find I am more deeply intrigued. The results of my obsession have developed into two distinct series. This is an image from Praia Piquinia, a body of work focusing on a singular, secluded beachfront in which all of the pictures are taken from what is essentially the same elevated angle. 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. Ultimately, I try to instill an element of time within these captured moments... visceral time, elastic from one image to another. Praia Piquinia has peeled back layers in how I see and, as a result, in how I experience it. Together, we are evolving. The place is the same, but as always, I seek to have new eyes.
Each image is a love letter of sorts to this stunning, secluded locale. Many of our Chaize editions are bespeckled by umbrellas, sunbathers, towels, tan lines, and stolen kisses, but it was only in our first Chaize edition ever that you could spot a small, inflatable navy blue raft—until today’s release. Meet Praia Piquinia 19/08/15 12h16, which we affectionately refer to as: Return Of The Raft ... Read more on the blog!
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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
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