The Photographic Journal

Summer Never Ends

Essay 88 • Oct 10th 2016

Being born and raised in Miami, I truly do live in a place where summer never ends. I’m fortunate to live in such a unique environment; I felt the need to document it. A couple times a week over the course of four months, I visited different beaches across South Florida and walked up and down the sand for hours. Throughout this process I intended to capture the different people - and pieces - that make up the diverse South Florida beach culture.

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Jolson Diaz is a 23-year-old freelance photographer from Miami, FL. His preference for film stems from taking black and white photography classes at Florida International University, where he learned to develop and print in a darkroom.

He enjoys giving himself specific projects to work on and creating photo zines. As he holds an appreciation for both simplicity and color, his work includes a wide range of subjects, most recently with a focus on portraiture. His work has been featured in multiple publications including Aint-Bad and Mieux magazine, and he is currently preparing for his first group show.