Miami Vibes

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New York-based photographer Tommy Kwak celebrates the picturesque great thing about Lifeguard Towers in Miami Seashore, Florida.

Lifeguard towers are among Florida’s hottest architecture after the long-lasting Art Deco buildings on the streets of SoBe (South Seashore). What these designs have in widespread is that they have been born out of two hurricanes that hit this southeastern U.S. state: the 1926 hurricane and the 1992 Hurricane Andrew. The Tropical Deco type, a Floridian variant of French Art Deco, is the colorful appeal of the American Riviera. The destroyed towers of Miami Seashore have been redesigned in 1995 by the architect William Lane, who designed 5 of them, providing a cultural and concrete revitalization of South Seashore. In 2015, the town requested him for thirty new picket buildings that he imagined with acidic colours. At the sight of the pink tower (17th Road) in 2019, Tommy Kwak, who has been exploring the transience of landscapes and natural varieties for fifteen years, determined to photograph them one by one for their unique features.

Artwork and design on the seashore

These kaleidoscopic creations categorical “the optimistic futurism of Art Deco, the comfort of Cracker fashion and the luminosity of South Florida’s tropical fauna. Some appear to be carousels, whereas others have the look of semaphores, the defense posts established on the shoreline in the 19th century. Tommy Kwak’s collected pictures rejoice their eccentric shapes with rainbow palettes, giving them a brand new and graphic perspective. His work and his collection shortly seduced galleries and collectors, garnering a number of American awards in the process. And an exquisite guide, featuring some forty pictures, is coming out on the end of the yr. As we speak, greater than a hundred Lifeguard Towers are installed along the shoreline over thirteen kilometers, from South Point Park to 86th Road. Good for a colourful stroll within the heat Floridian waters beneath the azure solar.

Nathalie Dassa

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