This is an excerpt from a collection shot on Seaview beach in my hometown of Karachi, Pakistan. While exclusionary corporate and state forces prowl the coastline, this beach remains a rare public space in the city open to people from all walks of life, women and children in addition to men. And despite the tide becoming more aggressive and unpredictable each year, an increasing number of visitors and vendors find themselves drawn to Seaview’s bustling shores, wading deeper and farther into its rough waters. Patterns emerged as you slide amongst them; of people moving in and out of small formations, the tug of community versus the undertow of separation. The following photographs try to give expression to moments of interaction, tension and escape.