Cool photography project with a surfer cleverly placed in the urban environment titled “L’Horizon” by French photographer Romain Laurent. as surfers often escape the pressures and frustrations of the urban environment to the serenity of the ocean, and this flips the whole thing on it’s head…
It’s easy to forget now, but in the 1960s surfing had a much more symbolic role than it does today, as a repudiation of the stuffy, conformist world of the post war generation – the idea of throwing off social norms and hitting the beach instead had a real countercultural caché.
Romain Laurent’s latest series L’Horizon could be making a real point by plonking a sunkissed surf dude in the middle of “real life”.
See the full series here: www.romain-laurent.com/work/lhorizon/, see more of Romain’s work on his blog: http://romainlaurent.tumblr.com.