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Work / Photography

Romain Laurent: L’Horizon

It’s easy to forget now, but in the 1960s surfing had a much more symbolic role than it does today, as a repudiation of the stuffy, conformist world of the post war generation –the idea of throwing off social norms and hitting the beach instead had a real countercultural caché. As such, Romain Laurent’s latest series L’Horizon could be making a real point by plonking a sunkissed surf dude in the middle of “real life” – alternatively like Roman’s previous work (such as the magnificent Tilt) it could just be a super-fun game with the viewer’s expectations.