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Larry Hallegua captures the lively mundane scenes of Pattaya Beach in Thailand

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Describing Larry Hallegua’s photographs as depicting “bittersweet moments” and “fanciful characters frozen into bizarre activities”, makes sense. Larry’s, through his fast, unobtrusive and confident approach is able to capture his subjects in candid and spontaneous moments while they loosen up.

Larry believes that the photographic potential it’s to awake the senses affecting the consciousness. His research focuses on the ability to go beyond the faithful reproduction of what everybody know sand typically sees throughout daily lives, finding the unexpected. Larry uses photography as a tool useful in order to connect with the new environment paying care of the details, while naturally recording the economical underway situation.What he recognises as meaningful, it’s the concept of vision, saying “I appreciate the way a shot has been composed, but equally I am looking for the content to strike a chord”.

His series have been exhibited in Germany, at the esteemed Iserlohn Stadtische gallery, as well as many other countries including the USA, and the UK. In 2014, Larry became a finalist in Fotoura’s International Street Photography Awards, as well as the winner of Magnum’s Swapshop contest in 2017. He’s also a member of the Observe street photography collective, observecollective.com.

About ‘Beach Matters’: 

Pattaya Beach Resort in Thailand is well known for its nighttime sex industry, but during the daytime, tourists flock to the sandy coastline. The series maintains a documentary style of street photography, painting a colourful portrait of daily scenes and characters, assimilating a crossover between reality and humour, while capturing candid coincidences and unexpected incidents, as well as a healthy dose of sun worshipping.

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Published on
5 August 2019
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