Time and Tide

Time and Tide : Photographs from Praia Piquinia

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Photographer Christian Chaize shot Praia Piquina, a beautiful and intimate beach in the south of Portugal, from the same vantage point many times over the course of 8 years. This book compiles the resulting photographs in a charming portrait not just of that small patch of sand, but the people, families, tourists, travellers, lovers, tides, light and weather that shape and reshape its landscape each day. A selection of close-up details invigorate the book and showcase the charming differences that emerge when the same scene is shot repeatedly. With its colourful beach umbrellas and dreamy blue horizons, this beautiful book is a breath of fresh air and the next-best thing to Mediterranean travel.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 156 pages
  • 281.94 x 330.2 x 20.32mm | 1,564.89g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1452114080
  • 9781452114088
  • 408,299

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"Christian Chaize has created an amazing book that highlights images most people gloss over. The photographer was interested in an expanse of coastline in southern Portugal and he began photographing a single stretch of beach multiple times a year. Time and Tide: Photographs from Praia Piquinia documents the wonderful landscapes he captured in his endeavor. The work has an unexpected magic; umbrellas, towels, and other beach items have a new life in the series with their colors juxtaposed with the sand of the beach. The images of the ocean and the rocky terrain are captivating." - Complex.com "Chaize turns the familiar into the new--to both his eyes and ours." -- FastCoDesign "Chaize turns the familiar into the new - to both his eyes and ours." - FastCoDesign "The summer's most compelling coffee-table book." - Lonny "Photographer Christian Chaize spent eight years, returning repeatedly over the course of that time, shooting Praia Piquinia a beach in the south of Portugal from the same vantage point-a long term time lapse photographic project. The results are a skein of 80 thought-provoking images fusing various measures of light and weather and people that invite close inspection." - Daily Beast
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About Christian Chaize

Christian Chaize is a self-taught French artist. For the past 20 years, he has had a successful career as a commercial photographer. In 1992, he was awarded the Prix European Panorama de Kodak for Young European Photographer in Arles, France. In 2004, Chaize became obsessed with a small stretch of coastline in southern Portugal, which gave new life to his ongoing personal work. Since then, his commitment to the series Praia Piquinia (where he now photographs several times a year) has garnered Chaize two museum shows in Portugal (Sines and Lisbon), in addition to gallery representation and exhibitions in New York and Berlin.
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