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Miami Lifeguard Houses

Published on Blend

Miami Houses is an essential and clean project by the Paris-based photographer Leo Caillard, a comparative study of the South Miami Beach’s lifeguard houses, where each photo follows the same layout: the lifeguard house placed in the center of the frame, in a real or apparent isolated moment, “standing in front of this immutable horizon line and the calm sea as a background”, like Leo Caillars statement underlines.

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In 1992 hurricane Andrew swept most of the South Beach lifeguard houses away and they were rebuilt, with bright colors and eccentric decorations, typical of South Beach. So they became a quite favourite subjects for photographers but what this project is aiming to do is representing and transforming something real in something pictorial through a frontal point of view.

House after house, “the perspective is flattened to keep only the pictorial essence: form and color. Thus, each image individually may seem trivial or ordinary, but their strength lies in the multiplicity of images of the same type.”

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Read the full article on Blend, November 27, 2012

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