WAVES: A PHOTO JOURNAL
BY PETER TARASIUK
Capturing Australia’s love affair with waves.petertarasiuk.com
Whether you’re an Australian living in the dead centre, way out West, or on the East Coast,
you can’t escape the effect that waves have on Australian culture every Summer.
Since the middle of the last century, when Australian men and women would pack up on
summer afternoons and head straight to the beach in their panel vans and Sandmans,
surfing has become an iconic part of Australian culture.
For Melbourne photographer, Peter Tarasiuk – who takes photographs for the likes of Monocle,
Australian Traveller, Gourmet Traveller, and Smith Journal to name a few – the pursuit
of photographing beach culture has taken him all over the world.
Like most Australians, it’s not a complicated love affair. There’s just something nostalgic about capturing
Australian beach culture and everything that comes with it. Peter captures waves in their many moods.
In the height of summer, smothered by surfers and saturated in a golden hue. In the middle of winter, moody, cold and alone.
Whether its from high up on a nearby cliff, watching surfers wait patiently out the back for another set to form,
or catching the smooth face of the swell in a gentle offshore breeze, here’s some of his finest pieces.
Shirts for the Beach
Florals for a Summer Evening
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