Beach art, ephemeral graffitis on the beach around the world.
Sam Dougados is a French self-taught artist whose creative focal point is a form of land art which he appropriately calls beach art – a method of depicting form on beaches around the world during the periods of low tide.
He only use a rake at low tide as street artist would use a spray can on a wall.
The circumstances in which such a piece is placed effectively dooms it from the very start as the sea will inevitably swallow the entire artwork at one point – this fascinating ephemeral aspect underlines the sheer visual beauty of Sam’s art, making us appreciate it even more. Fortunately, the fascinating results of Dougados’ hard work are captured within the camera lenses, making sure that we are able to enjoy it even after the tide claims the artwork back within hours of its completion.
His photo are then printed in limited copies on brushed aluminium for its specific light wich enhanced his work.