Silent Sea Statement
"With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world." - Desiderata, Max Ehrmann
"For the last 10 years most of my photographs explore the climate emergency and biodiversity loss - subjects which, to say the least in these urgent times, challenge peace of mind.
Captured sporadically over the last 20 years, the images in the following portfolios are created alongside that work and, each time I make them, return me to my early days at the shore, a time of innocence and peace I often yearn for in these darkening days. Indeed, considering the latest scientific reports, I often feel recording the majesty of the natural world "as it is" may be the only sane thing left to do.
Using long-exposures that build seconds and minutes into a single photograph, this in-camera photographic process captures and emphasizes the allure of these places, distilling time and recalling the senses that can awaken out in the wild. In the Pacific Northwest, and further afield, I’ve spent countless hours standing at the water’s edge - that wavering intersection of land, sea and sky where we can reconnect with our natural origins for a few brief moments. That is the spirit that I intend to capture in these photographs."