As is customary in late August, my mind is flooded with images of sand, surf, and an endless blue horizon—all I want to do right now is escape to the beach. But I know that when fall arrives, I’ll be drawn to the city and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and I’ll probably forget about the beaches until next summer. It’s shameful, really, that I would take for granted my proximity to such a magnificent landscape as the California coastline, but I admit that happens annually. I needed a good reminder of how amazing and enjoyable a walk on the beach can be at any time of year, and these images did just that.
Recently I came across a few photographs taken by Andrew Frederick of a cabin in coastal Maine, and I was so struck by the beauty of his images that I immediately went to seek out more of his work. I honestly fell in love with each and every photograph of his, particularly this series of ocean photographs. It can be difficult for a two-dimensional image to capture the full power of being surrounded by such a beautiful landscape, but for me, Andrew’s works manage quite successfully to convey that uplifting feeling of standing on a shore and gazing out over the vast blue waters. Before you head out today, I recommend a long, leisurely browse through Andrew’s photographs: such a heavy dose of beauty is sure to send you into the weekend smiling.