Ambivalence 5

By Luba Salp


Ambivalence is a series of photographs taken while surfing in Manhattan Beach, California.
Each photograph captures the moment when a wave is about to break. This moment - one of simultaneous dread and supreme joy - represents opposing yet inseparable sides of the surfing experience. When this moment is captured as a still image and the dimension of time is removed, it opens up to an entirely abstract perception. The subjective drama of a wave breaking with its unpredictable outcomes is transformed into an objective drama of beholding a monumental landscape. In this way the series can be viewed as a meditation on time. see less

Ambivalence is a series of photographs taken while surfing in Manhattan Beach, California.
Each photograph captures the moment when a wave is about to break. This momen… see more

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