EuropeHabitatThe Beach, seascape photography by Duncan MacArthur

I made these photographs on the Scottish Hebrides island of Harris, the very north-west fringe of the British isles and of the European continent. The Atlantic Ocean is the power that be.
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I made these photographs on the Scottish Hebrides island of Harris, the very north-west fringe of the British isles and of the European continent. The Atlantic Ocean is the power that be.

I have always been fascinated by the wilderness and of course the beauty of this indefinite zone of beach between the sea and the land. It is the creation of endless tidal movement, it belongs neither here nor there.It is a space of eternal change taking on in turn the moving liquid textures of the water’s surface and the newly drawn motives of the returning solid sand.It is an equally shared environment, belonging to the land then belonging to the sea, so it is a place of hope and of expectation, of equal rights and of parity.

I am drawn to the beauty of the water, its movement and changing form, to its unharnessed power and creativity. It sculpts the beach and moves the sands, they are flat then rippled, they are here but then gone. I admire too the expansive clean space of the new beach, it can have minimalist appeal and tonal variety or freshly cut lines, wet patterns and forgotten sea relics. But then once more it is wiped clean, all its history undone, there is no place for mankind to settle here. [Official Website]

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur

The Beach | Duncan MacArthur



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