Surreal Photographs Capture Surfing In New York City Streets
Romain Laurent's photography series gives a nod to the central surfing values that espouse defying convention and hitting the beach anywhere and everywhere.
Surfing has long been associated with 1960s and 70s counterculture, as a post-war generation emerged, refusing to conform to societal norms. Photographer, Romain Laurent reignites that free spirit in his new series, L’Horizon; but, instead of hitting the beach, the surreal images reveal a tanned surfer smack dab in the middle of New York City. We love how the surfer appears to be paddling through the air as city dwellers pass by completely unaware.
These striking photographs hint at a longing to break free and float away from the tall structures we have constructed around ourselves. Perhaps like in Laurent’s previous work, Tilt it’s all just a matter of perspective – a reminder to the viewer that there is always time to take a minute and soak up the sun.