Shot in 1939, Bondi Beach embodies Australian coastline culture and the essence of a start-of-season beach day in a single frame. Using focus as a stylistic tool, Dupain distills a myriad of vignettes into a wholistic seaside atmosphere in full surround sound. His low vantage point captures close-up, freshly trodden crumbles of sand, heavily blurred as though the camera has been left behind where our protagonists parked their gear. Various characters survey the crashing waves still in soft focus while a group of rowdy swimmers revel in the distance, their bobbing heads barely distinguishable.
The smooth gradient of the cloudless sky frames our leading duo finally in focus. Yet, the woman on the right is ever so slightly sharper than her be-speedo’d partner, with the acme of clarity cresting over the silky sheen of her spandex suit. The real hero of this story is the unrivaled sensation of that first swimsuit twist of the season. Heralding hot days ahead, a fine-tuning of a fresh ‘fit is as familiar as that first whiff of sunscreen.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches and maximum of 2.5” to allow for framing.
Innova Exhibition Photo Baryta IFA 69
8"x8" | edition of 10
11"x11" | edition of 150
16"x16" | edition of 25