Where form meets function

Amir Zaki, a graduate of Master’s of Fine Arts program at the University of Calfornia and Professor of Photography and Digital Technology at the University of California-Riverside, describes his photographs of disused lifeguard stands as portraiture. The set, entitled “Relics,” certainly captures a bygone era of the SoCal coast. But, it also captures the present.

On one level, relics. On the other, icons. For some reason the theme to Baywatch keeps playing in my mind…

That said, Zaki’s art is a damn sight more cerebral than Hasselhoff’s craft. (via Daily Icon).

More “Relics” after the jump.

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