‚Strandbad‘ is the German word for a well-maintained public beach on a gated compound. The series „Gerda's New Bikini“ documents individual people, coming together at a so-called ‚Strandbad‘ at Lake Constance in South Germany. 

Since this particular compound is almost 100 years old, a subculture of bathers and habits emerged over time. It’s this particular beach that creates a sense of identity for its visitors and familiarity between its regulars. This goes as far as knowing that Gerda has a new bikini or the fact that Herbert prefers to have beef and pork loaf for lunch. The images capture the pride and personality of the regulars while underlining the colourful forms and shapes found at the old beach.

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