Social Life at Beach - Photographs and Quotes

Social Life at Beach - Photographs and Quotes

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Author: Oliver Weber
Length: 100 page(s)
Written: Oct 2013
Sales Rank: 15 XinXii Sales Rank
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Category: Art » Photography  |  Work: Presentation
Keywords: Oliver Weber, Photography, Photo Essay, Documentation, Beach Life, Social Life, Street Photography

A photo documentation about Beach Life on the Canary Islands, Spain incl. quotes

Introduction by Michael Werner (2013), Editor in Chief of Two Way Lens: Oliver Weber’s new and evolving series Social Life at Beach is a wonderful documentary about the touristic life on the Canary Islands of Spain. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists, mostly from Germany, England and meanwhile also from Russia, take over the Canary Islands and turn them into the perfect object for observation on Social Life at Beach. La Gomera based photographer Oliver Weber made this subject the theme for his newest series. New-Book-by-Oliver-Weber-2013The result are captivating photographs that show this bizarre, surreal, sometimes melancholic and always fascinating world of tourism with all its side effects and cliches. The series was created on the Canary Island of Tenerife. This is an area whose economy is mainly funded by all-inclusive tourism. And is also particularly frequented by long-term vacationers, who want to escape the long, cold and grey European winter. Arrive at the airport, then a guided bus ride of up to one hour to the hotel complex. There, unpack the suitcases, put the swimwear on and head to the beach. In the evenings, dress-up for the buffet, then afterwards perhaps, a drink at the bar and then off to bed to be ready to follow the same procedure the next day. Day by day by day. The freedom of the all-inclusive holiday lies precisely in the lack of freedom that you have outside the limitations provided by what the hotel has chosen to include. The various little hassles of daily life and work are taken away and so there is a lot of time to be spent lavishly on having a very organized time with nothing to do. This is one way to spend a holiday!

Quotes by: Bill Gates, Linda Gerber, Ernest Hemingway, Gilbert K. Chesterton, Winston Churchill, Dean Martin, Gustave Flaubert, Rachel Carson, Justin Timberlake, Klaus Kinski, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Woody Allen, Mark Batterson, Isaac Newton, Ron White, Woody Allen, Madeleine Albright, Frank Sinatra, Russell Baker.


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About the Author

Oliver Weber | Author on XinXii.com

Member since: Sep 2013
Publications on XinXii:  3
Oliver (born September 7, 1970 in Munich) is a documentary photographer, physician and Professor of Visual Arts (California University). Currently he lives and works on the Canary Island of La Gomera. His specialty areas are reportage, portrait and what has come to be recognized as street photography. His work has been exhibited internationally and published in leading magazines and newspapers, including DIE ZEIT, DER SPIEGEL, SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, El PAIS, COLORFOTO, PREMIERE (FRANCE), MERIAN and STERN MAGAZIN.

TWO WAY LENS – project

July 2009 an interview with Oliver Weber has been added to the TWO WAY LENS – project. Two Way Lens is a project of interviews with international, contemporary photographers. Their answers to three simple questions about their career paths, presented in this project, should help, inspire and inform emerging photographers. The tips and advice provided will be of value to every young photographer. A new photographer/ interview is added to the project every month. The list of photographers already included is like a “whos who” of the contemporary fine art photography scene. As a reflection of this high value, Two Way Lens is added to recommended reading lists as a reference source for photography students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Two Way Lens is published and edited by the German photographer, Michael Werner. Oliver Weber is the first German Photographer who is included in Two Way Lens.

Oliver was invited to take part on several international “solo” and “group” exihibitions including his work, like the DOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany (one of the world’s most important exhibitions for contemporary art) and the PHOTOKINA (2012) in Cologne, Germany (the world’s largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries).

November 2015 he received his Professor of Visual Arts at California University.

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