Boats can sound like mysterious creatures. Passing-by, disappearing into the oceans, crossing lines and borders, crafts and sailboats are often captured and represented in motion. But what happens when a boat stops? Well, its textures and colours, shaped by so many days at sea, constitute a new representation. An immobile ship is a sculptural object. This collection of photographs stress boats’ specific material qualities. Magnificent or in ruins, boats evoke time elapsed and human journeys. Captured in desolate landscapes across the world, the boats selected here evoke poetic narratives and individual stories.