During winter, the beach is a quiet place. After the sunbaking bodies and candy-striped umbrellas have abandoned the sand until warmer weather returns, the only creatures often wandering the shoreline each day are dogs and their human companions. Masterful Japanese photographer Tomio Seike has captured these beachgoers in his serene series Overlook.
Taken from a window in Seike’s holiday apartment in Brighton, England, Overlook documents the changing light and muted colour tones of a particular stretch of beach, as well as its regular visitors. At first glance, the photographs could be mistaken for paintings. Each piece features a massive expanse of water, dwarfing the unidentifiable figures in the image, visible only as dark splodges in the shapes of two- or four-legged beings. Seike is well known for photographing in black and white—see his Paris and Nude Untitled series—but these tranquil seaside landscapes show that he’s just as at ease with colour
All images by Tomio Seike
Tomio Seike is represented by Hamiltons Gallery
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