Beach Combers  (Bassin d’Arcachon, la Dune du Pilat, France, 2001) is a series of photographs that create an illusionistic space in which tourists wander and drift aimlessly around the largest sand dune in Europe. Although geographically located on the southwestern coast of France, reality is depicted as an abstracted, universal space. These beach tourists, looking for a pleasurable and common experience, escaping their natural environment, and finding relief, want a distraction from the mundane qualities of life. The work focuses on the human body’s interaction with landscape, abstracting the physical and visual spaces it usually inhabits and also the human psyche’s desire to transport oneself to an altered reality.