Photographic construction, overall: 5 in. x 8 in. (12.7 cm x 20.3 cm)

Known for his early pop art collages, Hamilton continued to use found photographs as his source material, including this postcard beach scene on Whitley Bay, England.  Using the accordion bellows of his camera, the artist rephotographed the scene in eight progressive blow-ups to create a paper accordion extending from the sepia postcard. As details are enlarged, legibility breaks down, and a crowded beach is reduced to a single shadowy figure.