The Oregon coastline expresses nature’s grand impersonal beauty in this recent series from Robert Adams
Inspired by a poem from Denise Levertov that finds solace in nature, Robert Adams (born 1937) presents scenes of natural beauty along the Oregon coast. The black-and-white photographs, made between 2015 and 2018, depict sand dunes and windswept trees, empty beaches and arresting skies, as well as views of the glittering Pacific Ocean seen through the windows of a home.
Adams records the light that falls on these places, and asks, by implication, what such beauty means. He writes, “The pictures establish that though we are not central, we share in a mystery.”