In all of her coastal shots, Charvet emphasizes the contrast between the ordered spaces of beachside leisure and the expanse of an ultimately untameable sea. There is an almost militaristic precision to the bright red lounge chairs and umbrellas arrayed in neat rows on the black sands in Spiaggia Grande in Positano, Italy (2014), for example. They appear to be in formation, ready to march into the emerald waters directly ahead. Only a few people occupy this otherwise eerily empty setting. Such an absence of beach revelers serves to emphasize the divide between the beach, shaped to be at our service, and the indifferent and wild sea.