When darkness falls, the beach is usually reserved for inebriated frolics and skinnydipping, but photographer Marco Andres Arguello gives our twilight coastlines a new context with his series, Tungsten Beach. Marco focuses on the lifeguard stands and other structures that litter the sandy shores of South Beach in Miami, Florida but timed his photographs to coincide with Urban Beach Week, a hiphop event notorious for wild parties and mischief. As a precaution, local police have started to set up tungsten floodlights around these structures for security during the event.
Casting them in a dazzling spotlight, Marco’s images turn these everyday pieces of street furntiture into exhibits housed in an outdoor, sea-fringed museum. Being able to appreciate these structures away from the day-to-day chaos they’re usually surrounded by gives them an unusual beauty. The stacked sun loungers, the bright, stripy huts and bare metal goals can be appreciated for the angles, shapes and colours they’re made up of rather than the usual function they provide.
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