Praia Piquinia 16/08/11 13h26 by Christian Chaize

“What the still life was for Morandi, this beach is for me.”—Photographer Christian Chaize.

It’s easy to see why the works from Christian’s Praia Piquinia series are so fervently collected. The images are stunning. He has photographed this beachside haven in Portugal for nearly a decade, shooting from the same elevated angle overlooking the same secluded nook and documenting the changes in light, tide, the weather and the configurations of the sunbathers. Learn more.