Artist Dean Bradshaw created this enlightening photography series titled ‘The Man of the Beach,’ featuring an elderly man in a speedo. While viewers' initial reaction to the series may be to look away, its underlying message is all about confidence and enjoying life.
Bradshaw created the series to show people that living life to the fullest is made simple when one can let go on insecurities. The man in a speedo laying on the beach is clearly enjoying himself, even though social norms would have him fully clothed or at least wearing a knee-length swimsuit.
The idea for this series is to eliminate the negative stereotypes people conceive about others. The artist pairs his image series series with the caption “The man at the beach -- more comfortable in speedos than you are in your pajamas. Original at everything since ’65.”