PetaPixel

Beautiful and Disorienting Photographs of Reflections on Sandy Beaches

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Back in June, New York City-based photographer Htet T San visited a number of beaches around The Big Apple, mainly on Coney Island and at Brighton Beach. Her goal was to capture the concept of “the complete nothingness” through reflections of beachgoers seen in the wet sands. The resulting images form a series she calls “The Frail Second.”

Each of the photographs shows a human figure walking, running, or playing on the beach. They appear to be reflections, but look closer and you’ll see that neither up nor down shows the real world.

The images are disorienting due to the fact that they’re actually blended composite images created by stacking multiple images.

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You can find this project and more over on San’s photography website.


Image credits: Photographs by Htet T San and used with permission


 
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  • Anon

    beautiful

  • MikeAlgar42

    This and the street photos set are both excellent. They are such a simple idea that we all wish we had pulled off with this level of execution.

  • Fullstop

    I like

  • harumph

    I’m just happy that somebody took this past the routine street-photographer-who-shoots-reflections-in-puddles gimmick that has been around for decades. Very cool effect.