"The British invented the seaside". This year, on July 22, 2019, the world will celebrate 283 years since a British man and his wife first had the brilliant idea of going to the beach.

Dr. Richard Russell (British physician) published a treatise in 1750 extolling the benefits of seawater: being near it, being in it, and even drinking it. The doctor’s advice sparked an upper-class rush to the seaside. A holiday industry was born, consisting of bathing machines – like horse-drawn allotment sheds – and brawny local fisherfolk called dippers who helped posh hypochondriacs get in and out of the waves. 

During my travels, I started to notice the attitudes that different people and cultures show regarding going to and being on the beach. From that moment I began to photograph the beaches of the countries I visit.

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk

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