I have had the good fortune to spend many summers in Bouizigues, a small fishing village in the Languedoc region of the South of France. Bouzigues is on the Etang de Thau, or the Bassin de Thau, which is the largest of a string of lagoons that stretch along the French coast from the Rhine River to the foothills of the Pyrenees and to the Spanish border. The Etang de Thau has its own unique lifestyle. Life moves at a gentle pace, as the sea cradles the oysters and muscles piled deep in its salty waters.
This series pays tribute to the Etang de Thau. The images of the lake that are included in this series were taken in and around Bouzigues over the past twenty years. In my imagination, the Etang de Thau is more than just a lake. It is a mythical body of water. Accordingly, images of models portraying water nymphs, sirens and mermaids have been sprinkled liberally around the lakeside.