The Australian photographer is one of the artists who has best managed to capture what the beaches mean during the summer season.
The sea, the shore, the sun, the towels, the horizon, the waves. All the arts, such as Joaquín Sorolla in painting, have shown an obsession with the summer stage in certain international artists. In the case of photography, the Australian based in Paris Akila Berjaoui is one of the greatest exponents.
The last days of Summer, his latest project.
His images of tanned bodies, sometimes through a pose and other times the result of chance (not so random for the expert eye), of crowded beaches and also forgotten ones, or of those readings with a breeze on their faces have made many of those who cannot enjoy the summer on the coast dive into their snapshots.
Project technique and locations
Filmed on film, with which the photographer achieves that nostalgic effect, almost eternal summer but timeless, her images are taken on various trips she has made throughout her life (Italy, France, Brazil), but also from her land native (he was born in Tween Heads, north of the oceanic country) or Beirut, in Lebanon, where his father was from.
On the influences of photographer Akila Berjaoui
“At that time, the city was known as the Paris of the Middle East, because it was so cosmopolitan. And the coastline was impressive, ”he recently told iD, where he is compared, for his use of anonymous people in Edenic and Mediterranean places to Claude Nori and Slim Aarons.
We live a stone's throw from what they would call the lebanese riviera, so I definitely feel like the Mediterranean lifestyle shaped my aesthetic from a very young ageAKILA BERJAOUI