Social Life at Beach - Oliver Weber
“Oliver Weber's new and evolving series Social Life at Beach is a wonderful documentary about the touristic life on the Canary Islands of Spain. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists, mostly from Germany, England and meanwhile also from Russia, take over the Canary Islands and turn them into the perfect object for observation on "social life at the beach"
La Gomera based photographer Oliver Weber made this subject the theme for his newest series.
The result are captivating photographs that show this bizarre, surreal, sometimes melancholic and always fascinating world of tourism with all its side effects and cliches.
Oliver Weber's Social Life at Beach will be exhibited as large scale prints in March 2013 at Galerie Lichtkreuzung in Munich, Germany.“
- Michael Werner, editor if Two Way Lens and The Truth of Beauty
Oliver Weber (born 1970) is a photographer who hails from Munich, Germany. Currently he lives and works on the Canary Island of La Gomera. His specialty areas are reportage, portrait and what has come to be recognized as street photography. He has become more widely known through numerous features with reputable magazines and publishing houses, like DIE ZEIT, DER SPIEGEL, El PAIS and MERIAN.