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Today’s feature is a beautiful series from film photographer Malaury Buis. Spiaggia Libera, meaning public beach in Italian, captures the early morning walks Malaury took with his newborn daughter. Here is more from Malaury about this collection…
Spiaggia Libera: A collection entirely shot on expired film about a one-of-a-kind beach in the Gulf of Naples, Italy.
This beach used to be the greatest port in Italy more than 2500 years ago (512 BC). Nowadays, it’s a block of concrete where the locals are burning their skin all day during the summer. With a direct view of Capri Island and a calm and warm Mediterranean Sea, this place seems peaceful and out of time.
For the last two years, I’ve lived 200 meters from this beach, but I really discovered it after the birth of my child. She completely changed my way of seeing things. As she woke very early in the morning, I started to go for a walk with her on the beach. I also decided to go back to my roots with film photography, slowing down the process and capturing the vibes of this specific beach. The film, Fujicolor Superia 200, renders the colors perfectly, from the warm tones of the sunrise mixed with the colorful umbrellas to the blue of the sea.
During the day, this beach is crowded, but at 6 am, it’s only me and the beach-goers saying ‘Ciao’ to this weird guy with a baby and a camera taking pictures of an empty sunbed.
This collection will forever remind me of these first months with my baby, sharing my love for photography. Hoping these morning walks will last forever. After a tough year, losing my grandparents, my mum is fighting cancer, and I’ve been deployed to Afghanistan and Kosovo as a reporter, these few months were the most beautiful times I have ever had in my life. I hope these pictures will share the love.