A Day At The Beach

I am intrigued by what our ‘stuff’ says about us and explore this concept through these vignettes of items left unattended along the shores of Waikiki beach.

Over four million people visit Waikiki beach each year but the beach goers themselves are intentionally absent from these images.  Each vignette represents a temporary claim to a small plot of sand along a crowded beach that was created through the simple act of placing possessions there.   By focusing my attention, and my camera, on these collections of possessions I feel that I am able to personify some of the millions of anonymous beach goers that visit each year.