Photographer David Wilson was born to an English father and an Italian mother in a small town in north-eastern Italy. He says that he lived there until he began to wander backwards and forwards between Venice and Trieste. The photographs above come from a series entitled Jesolo which were taken in 2011. Jesolo is the name of a popular tourist town in the province of Venice in Italy. Wilson describes the series as such:
Every year more than 5 million people visit this huge seaside resort, be if for a single day, a couple of weeks or the span of entire summer. I did that too when I was a kid. Now, as I recall my youth, I always felt at home there. Nobody else would ever call that strip of beach ‘home’ and i couldn’t envision any of those people sharing that same narrow strip of sand with me. You won’t see any of them in this series of picutres, either.
I was on my own. I was home.
It’s a wonderful series of images and Wilson has a terrific eye for capturing beauty in some of the simplest and strangest of places. Check out the series in full on Wilson’s website here.