Beaches at night have been rich subject matter for Edgar Martins' body of photography entitled the Accidental Theorist. Despite having an air of having been carefully set up, the haunting beach scenes make use of props and atmosphere that are already in place. Helped by the ambient light, Martins positions his camera in such a way that the objects in the frame end up looking tiny. The almost deserted beaches, in Portugal and Iceland, emit an air of serenity and solitude, magnified by Martins' techniques.
Artist: Edgar Martins
An exhibition of work by Edgar Martins is taking place at the Kopeikin Gallery in West Hollywood through August 22, 2009.