Introducing “Beachscapes: A Journey of Self-Reflection,” a captivating photo series by Simona Loghin, starring model Oana Loghin, that delves into the deeper, often overlooked aspects of the beach experience. While many are drawn to the shore for reasons such as sunbathing, socializing, or snapping the perfect picture, this collection of images invites viewers to explore the beach as a sanctuary for introspection and self-discovery.
“The series of photos I’ve taken showcases the beach as a space for introspection. As human beings, we often choose to go to the beach with extrinsic objectives, like showcasing our bodies, catching a tan, or taking a ready-to-post photo. However, there are those who focus more intrinsically, finding the beach to be a sacred place where they can collect their thoughts, listen to the waves, gaze into the void, and unburden themselves.
The photos titled “The Beach Was Made for Bodies and Souls I” and “The Beach Was Made for Bodies and Souls II” serve as visual metaphors for forgetting someone. Who is trying to forget and who is the one to be forgotten? The answer lies in the eye of the beholder.
Given the choice between never seeing the infinity of water and never experiencing love at first sight, I would choose the latter. For witnessing the ocean or the sea is love at first sight. These photos were taken at the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, each evoking different emotions: melancholy, oblivion, and joy. The seas and oceans are always open for conversation, and the beach serves as a therapist’s chair, where one can lie down and embark on the cathartic experience.”
Photographed in Longobardi, the Calabria region of Italy, and Praia do Guincho, Portugal.
Photographer – Simona Loghin @fotosimteza
Model – Oana Loghin