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Hang a Stylized Surf Daydream on Your Wall

The evocative photography of Carine Magescas.

We met French photographer Carine Magescas at her show opening at the Themes+Projects gallery in San Francisco earlier this year. Her latest series, “La Plage Blanche,” features deliberately overexposed images of beach scenes shot in places including California, Montauk, and the Camargue in the south of France.

The feeling she hopes to instill in those who view or acquire her photographs, she tells Airows, is “to daydream, and feel immersed in a place that seems familiar yet is different, where time and space are irrelevant. I like when art can impose itself in a subtle manner, with several layers, and continues to live with you. I find this particularly important for a piece you choose to own at home and will look at many, many times.”

Her favorite seaside memory is from Noirmoutier, France, as a child in the 1970s. “I remember being fascinated by the shape of the dunes,” she says, “studying the tide schedule, fishing for ‘couteaux’ shells with salt (a very French technique) at low tide. And the most delicious waffles at a food truck, always parked at the same spot, on the way back from the beach.” 

You can almost smell the salt air.

If you're interested in adding some of her work to your walls, please inquire Themes+Projects for pricing