I am beginning a photobook on beach culture in Santa Monica. It's a topic that's been done to the ground, but hopefully my methods will reveal something fresh and new about beach culture. I also want to artistically depart from this place. It's only so long before each photograph I make here starts to say the same thing over and over again.
That being said, this is a long-term project, one that will take anywhere between 2-3 years to finish. To be honest, I'm still finding trouble finding the necessity in making this photobook. I don't see too much of a point in it other than just to do it. There's the reason of closure, but I don't feel obligated to create it for myself. It just feels... polite... to the city. For teaching me a lot about photography. For moments of peace in stressful seasons. Maybe that's reason enough.