The photographer also said that he didn't want to open a camera for loading and unloading, or for a lens change, on a sandy beach with a bit of breeze across it.
There in lies the reason why I used 15 foot loads of 70 mm EPR in my Hasselblad and 220 in my Pentax 67 and Pentax 645 for years. Minimising the need to open the camera in a hostile environment.
The unforeseen bonus with the 70 mm was that the main consumer of normal base 70 mm Ektachrome was the US military and it was the best emulsion thaaat you ever sset eyes on. NASA used a thinner film base which increased the number of frames of al casette from 70 to 200. Mind you the camera is always on the tripod and over the shoulder and not slapping about on my sweaty skin.
In the shot I am really impressed by the casual unposed nature oof the shot. I've probably said it before,I've a really regret having had to forsake the 8x10 .... but it truly needed a dedicated darkroom which I had at Bondi but not when I moved to Leichhardt in 2005/6.