An “exercise” I took last winter in my hometown beach.
Beaches (with or without people) are doubtless my favourite photographic subject, I have taken pictures of those really in any season. This time it was an empty and winter-y version, the best to capture such solitary vibe on a sunny day.
To me, moments like those are very much welcome as well as calming, because they make me fully enjoy both the moment and the place, and at a slower pace, which I appreciate.
I am not sure this selection could be meant to be as a proper “photographic essay” but I tried anyway to convey into it some sort of easy visual storytelling, as I wanted to narrate / describe a winter morning spent there.
Out of summer season, beaches are completely “abandoned” in Barletta. Bathhouses are all closed and empty, rugged and look like as they are freezed in a sort of no-time zone. I love especially the stillness of all the lifeguard stations, observing and dominating over the open sea. The beach hosts the occasional passers-by and I love to capture their equally occasional geometries. Another interesting place was the deserted playground with all its colours which stood out among all the blue and the white.
In the background the ever-present harbour, who watches over both the city and the open sea, and with its cranes it resembles a robotic octopus trying to embrace both.