Artist Statement


For years I have been actively documenting my travels to remote surf destinations. This experience has allowed me to gain a deeper appreciation of the ocean landscape.

It is the representation of life above and below the surface, and the surrounding beach culture, that gives purpose to my photographs.

I continually aspire to make photographs that represent the ocean’s ever-changing identity, with the goal of establishing a body of work that exhibits a visual exploration of ocean energy, and its impact on our emotional well-being.

These images are also a powerful expression of myself, both as an artist, and as an individual.

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Photo courtesy, Bruce Jamieson