Waiting, Watching.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I love this series of shots taken at the Brighton Beach boardwalk by photographer Samm Blake (who, besides being a talented artist, is also a very lovely person). Writes Samm: "I spent a lot of time [at the boardwalk] where I walked and talked with many of the locals, and then I became very intrigued by the people sitting on the benches staring out to the ocean. What are they thinking about? Who are they? ...What are they waiting for?"


See more from this series on Samm's blog, here, and visit her professional website, here (it's a treasure trove!). Also, Brighton Beach was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy this October. For more on how you can help, click here.

17 comments:

Hannah Brandt said...

Very neat series! I also admire those who sit on benches to people watch and contemplate. It seems like something I would really enjoy, yet that's never the way that I choose to slow down and rest.

Panda Head said...

beautiful photos - and WOW - what i peeked at in the rest of her blog was incredible; the black + white wedding photography is gorrrrrrrge!

Hannah Margaret Allen said...

I love series of photos like this. People do such funny things in public--aka people watching is the best.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo

Shoko said...

Morgan, I know! Her work is amazing.

Hannah, you, too!

Cole Bentz said...

Beautiful photographs and an interesting concept. The first one breaks my heart a little. It seems like a posture of the people tells their story. Sad, regretful, relaxed...

Suzette said...

Shoko, I love your blog and the indepth posts that you share each week. Thanks for the inspiration and calm that resonate with your work. Truly wonderful! Wishing you a phenomenal 2013! ;)

angela said...

I feel just as intrigued as Samm. Very cool.

Stefania said...

What a great series. They are all facing away from the camera, and yet you can still see so much emotion.

http://revitalizewithstefania.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

There's something wonderfully poignant yet hopeful about these photos. I can't look away!

girlseeksplace said...

Neat photos. I envy those who get to leave near the beach.

aliceinbo said...


Staring out to the ocean...
Are really beautiful people.Misterious...

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Shoko said...

Cole & Stefania, so true. You don't need to see their faces!

Suzette, thank you so much. What a lovely compliment. I'm so happy to hear you like it!

Heather said...

I'm a big Brighton Beach fan and I love how the photos capture the diversity of the neighborhood! I need to make a trip out there, soon, for some Russian food. Thanks for sharing the photos and the Sandy link, Shoko!

Rachel @ Existation said...

Photo series like this are the best! This one is so cute...mostly because of all the old people. I love old people. =]

Carol Rial said...

These are peaceful. I'm sharing them today on my blog too. Also thanking you for such a good find.

zivar said...

i love this series.. thanks for sharing!

Wren said...

These are brilliant. It's so interesting to see the different kinds of people in their own solitude or group and dream up what their lives entail.

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