The Last Days of Summer: The Photographs of Akila Berjaoui

If your summer longing soul hasn’t heard about Akila Berjaoui you’re clearly missing out.

Having recently edited the book: The Last Days of Summer: The Photographs of Akila Berjaoui,  the Australian photographer shows why she is known for being permanently in love with the endless summer, the beach, the sea and the culture surrounding it.


Calling her a modern Slim Aarons is demeaning as she provides a clearly marked artistic vision through her lens. Her incredibly sensual photographs takes us to breathtaking seaside locations, from her hometown of Sydney, Australia, to the bathing hotspots of Italy, France, and Brazil, to name just a few. In there she captures often beautiful women or groups of people inserted in a beautiful scenery that she transforms into something from the golden era through pure artistry in working with her camera — There’s always a 1960s, ’70s vibe about all her work.

Yes. She drinks from her influences: Slim Arons, Bruce Weber, Peter Beard, Claude Nori, and Juergen Teller but Berjaoui goes beyond the masters work by providing a feminine touch and her peculiar view. A celebration of beauty and the good life we all like.

Have a peak bellow…Oh the joie de vivre!


Written By:

Manuel Guimarães


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