Photoshoot to record the almost unique building – ‘The Baths’ at Middle Brighton, Melbourne – established in 1860 – a wooden building to colonise the sea. It creates a fully porous wooden stockade that reaches out to the sea, but does not embrace it. Instead the wood palisade turns its back on the wide ocean to provide a small square of cultivated, protected sea for bathers. In 1860 this was at least in part to preserve modesty, something no longer required in an era of beach hedonism.
full photoshoot in this slideshow