"I shoot people," photographer Willem de Kam states simply on his website. De Kam is a recent graduate of the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His series of photographs from a seaside area in Bretagne, France indeed features human subjects but are about so much more. Even without incorporating a wide-angle perspective, the photographer is able to capture the surrounding atmosphere by including lots of landscape in the background, and maintaining truly candid frames. Because the people in the images are unaffected by the camera's presence, they remain in a genuine state, caught in the midst of random action or deep relaxation. Although the photographer's subjects seem like ordinary figures, they appear strangely alienated from us.

[via It's Nice That]

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