10 March 2016 // Sanne Schrijver //Amersfoort
You might think that Richard Misrach took the photographs of the series “On the beach” while travelling to different beaches around the world. But he actually shot them all from the same high-rise hotel in Hawaii. Looking down from the hotel room directly to the beach. Luminous images of the ocean and the beach, Misrach made vibrant color photographs of swimmers and sunbathers. The dazzling immensity of the sea and an endless stretch of beach are an idyllic environment. Richard Misrach was drawn to the fragility and grace of the human figure in the landscape. People group up and leave a comfortable space around them, something that maybe only be revealed when you stand back to see it.