Flotsam by Ward Roberts

Flotsam by Ward Roberts


Ward Roberts’ large format photographic series Flotsam portrays abstracted sunbathers upon New York’s canicular Far Rockaway Beach. Roberts’ twin signatures of controlled composition and faded colour palette frames the relentless heat and isolated subjects of a seemingly anonymous beach. Whitest sands and deepest blue skies fade from harshest light, whilst aeroplanes soar high above these washed ashore sun-worshippers. Against a waterless panorama, Roberts’ altogether surreal juxtapositions of beached castaways set against anonymous American suburban horizons, appear almost timeless.

Please note Flotsam is available with 2 cover options.


Edition of 850
Hardcover, Cloth Bound
9 x 10 inches
84 pages including 36 Art Plates
Printed sustainably in Italy
ISBN # 978-0-9975935-2-5

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