Edward Linsmier January 21, 2009Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in United States.
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Hollywood Beach, Florida
Edward Linsmier (b. 1982, American) graduated from the photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University in 2006 and working as a freelancer for an international relief organization based in South Florida. He has worked in locations such as Uganda and Rwanda, but now works primarily in Central America and the Caribbean. For his project documenting the effects of methamphetamine use in Kentucky and was chosen as one of six college photographers in 2007 for the William Randolph Hearst Photo-journalism Championships.
About the Photograph:
“I started a project about the beach when I moved to Florida almost two years ago. The place just fascinated me from the first time I was there. I’m pretty serious with the rest of my work, so this is an outlet to mess around and do my own thing. It’s a project about more than just the beach; it’s about why people go there to begin with and what they’re looking for when they get there. Almost any stereotype can be found, perpetuated to a comedic level. It’s a fun place to shoot and the characters never seem to let me down.”