We talk to Australian photographer Ward Roberts
about his latest book, a series of photographs featuring the barren landscapes of New York’s Far Rockaway beach and the few sunbathers that gander there, and published by Atelier Éditions
. Though he prefers not to give a context or opinion to his work, we discuss the title of this book, Flotsam
, which is an ode to this ambiguity and curiosity he likes to promote. Since he doesn’t project his vision through words, he felt the need to express how this place made him feel through images. Roberts remains true to his soft and faded pastel colour palette – his reasoning behind this aesthetic he follows is to depict serious and sometimes depressing subjects in a more playful and approachable way.