The beach is one of the few places in the human realm where people act freely. I took these shots at the Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida in July 2022. It was mesmerizing to observe the diversity of people and their energy against the background of the water, the sun and the sand. While taking these shots, I opened the aperture really wide to create a white background for the people and highlight them as if they are actors on a stage. I also enhanced the colour of the sky and the sea to add to the dreamy elements of this magical stage.
Bahar Kural is an award winning photographer specializing in abstract, street, architectural and documentary photography. Bahar has won 105 awards since she started entering prestigious international competitions in 2020. A native of Istanbul, Bahar lives in NYC with her two children where she runs her own full service real estate development firm. Bahar specializes in building small-scale developments from ground up and restoration projects in NYC and Turkey. Her passion for creating beautiful spaces goes hand-in-hand with her passion for creating unique photographic art.