First line to the sea is commonly a space for ambitious plans – about waterfront properties, constructing of hotels and resorts, about prosperity. In contrast, in this series of photographs it is a space of ordinary life by the sea, on the outskirts of a city where generations of local people have been gathering for leisure, sunbathing and swimming. Like some kind of a shared backyard, this is a place where everyone can be a gardener, or painter, or practitioner of any other craft they master – or think they master. They take care of this most valuable strip of land – public property that is gradually diminishing.