This series of photographs is taken from and edit of years of traveling through eight countries and hundreds of hours of free diving (diving without tanks with breath holds up to 4 min and depths up to 80 feet). The ocean, as well as nature, seem to have an unexplainable ability to relax, amaze, and clarify – a day at the beach, a walk through a forest, lighting bugs in the trees at night. With this series, I observe and document this gift of effortless beauty through color, texture, depth, light, refraction, and energy.
The intention of this project is to bring nature and its profound energy into our busy daily lives. To create pieces of art that are cool enough to hang in your living room, bedroom, or office that intrigue people with places and things they may never have seen, but can feel somehow familiar and calming, inviting you to go deeper within. A reminder throughout the day of the gifts that exist all around us, and hopefully lead us to more sustainable ways of living so that these beautiful places can continue to be preserved, explored, and enjoyed.