“Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call…”
I’ve been around the world and back. No matter how far I wander, or all the amazing incredible things I see, no place quite holds the draw to my heart that Key West does. Maybe because its surrounded by water, haunted by spirits of pirates, and clothed in salty air. But it just feels like home.
Escape to the sea, anytime. Shop these prints and more, here.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein
There is a world of magic and wonder, just below the waves. A world worth and in desperate need of protecting. In the US and around the globe, groups are working hard to save these special places and the creatures that inhabit them. To learn more about what you can do to protect the seas please visit: www.surfrider.org
Curious about these images? They were captured with a high resolution infrared resolving camera. If would like to purchase these or similar images please visit my online shop, here.
A week ago, I sat at my computer complaining about the rain, the wind, the cold. Today I’m snuggled in with a hot cup of tea, watching the snow pile up outside my window. Its hard to believe the “official” start of Spring is only 24 days away. Pretty soon we’ll be seeing blooms in place of berries…
For now, lets embrace the last days of Winter, the fresh, quiet solitude of a snow day, and a warm cup of cocoa. Days like today, leave me wishing for Winter all year long.
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“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self, we find in the sea”
Shells are a lot like people. Some of them look alike, but no two are truly the same. A perfect specimen, is almost impossible to find; the broken parts, make the whole even more beautiful, the surface scars, marks of character, a life well lived. They change over time, grow, adapt. Some move with the tide, others travel freely. Strength on the outside, vulnerable within. If you hold them close, they’ll whisper you their secrets. Every shell, has its own story, a unique past and an uncertain future. Shells are a lot like people.
Photographing a shell is a lot like photographing a person. They do the work. They’ll talk if you’ll listen. The job is to capture what they have to say.
These shells were quite the talkers, look out for the completed work coming to the online gallery soon!