In March 2020 I went on a family holiday to Fuerteventura. It was my first time to the island, and I was excited to explore the photographic opportunities on offer. The first few mornings were spent exploring the coastline next to where we were staying, but I came away empty handed from those visits, despite the beautiful sunrises.
After a few days relaxing around the villa and local town, we decided it would be nice to go and spend an afternoon on the beach. As someone who doesn't do that well in the heat or sat around doing nothing I decided to go for a walk while everyone else was sunbathing.
After we had found a spot on the beach, I headed off to the dunes and spent an enjoyable hour walking around looking for subjects. Midday wasn't the ideal time to visit such a location, with the heat beating down and the sun high in the sky. I therefore decided to shoot with a black and white theme in mind, to better work with the bright contrasty light, and try to create a series of images that would work well together.
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