« Facing is a long term work I have started in 2010 on an island in Baleares (Mediteranean sea). The subject is very simple and systematic : people photographed from the back, naked, facing the sea. Only the people change, the background, nature, is constant.
The human being in front of the endless sea - free from everything, including clothes and all worldly possessions - is an eternal subject matter, timeless. Indeed, that concerns everybody (sea is a contemplation and reflexion place for most of us), beyond all ages, social categories, sex, race and color. This could be any sea in the world at any moment in time, only hair styles and tatoos provide any guidance.
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