Textures of the sea.
Although there are no subjects off the table as far as I am concerned, the sea is probably the subject that fascinates me the most. It is also the subject I photograph the most. Even if not directly, I am most often walking by the coast when I use my camera. This series is an effort to capture the finger prints of some of my favourite locations on various coastlines. I find that seascape photography in the broader sense lends itself to trends which is completely fine and understandable but I love finding unique images in places where there is a commonly captured landscape composition. Although I will usually always want to capture that same, well-recognized shot in different light or from a different angle perhaps, I have become more fond of looking closer into that landscape to examine the textures, shapes and natural lines that it has to offer upon closer inspection. What I have discovered with this perspective is that there are three states of texture to be found near or in the sea. There are the slower changing, if not apparently static textures of the rocks, stones and bedrock. There are the vagabond transient textures of driftwood and natural flotsom and then there is the ever moving textures of the sea itself. Once you find a small piece of either three you can create wholly unique representations of this world. For the most part these compositions will be completely unique and unless another artist is incredible determined, unlikely to be re-produced in exactly the same way. But more than that, I find my eye, is guided by mood and tone and when I reflect on these images, the ones I like the most are the ones which are easily anthropomorphised. The ones that are an inter-connected with deeper truths. Of course this is all in my head and to the viewer they may simply be patterns and that is alright too because nature reveals herself to us in whatever way we need.