Royal Beach Blues
Project info

In his series of portraits "Royal Beach Blues" Eyal fried aims his camera towards the underground world of luxurious hotel employees. These hotels, which provide their guests an experience of comfort and luxury, hide behind their "curtains" a rigid world of hard working and almost transparent people in a daily struggle for survival.

In this place, the world acts as a ghetto. Its immigrants and other refugees, work in isolated territories. They hardly communicate with each other but share similar stories of day to day survival of third world workers in the twenty-first century.

Just like these employees, Eyal's camera struggles with the difficult light conditions and uses the photography equipment almost to its extreme technical abilities.
This technique highlights the extreme contrast between the hotel and its employees.