Seafoam, Waves and Boat Wakes – Close Up Photographs

Water…close up.

My interest here is simple – texture, shape, color and perspective.

When water is photographed this close, abstract elements tend to pull the picture away from its context.  This, in turn, is counterbalanced by the details. Here, the details are bubbles, sand and waves.

In each of these photographs, one of those things provides a frame of reference. It’s a game of cat and mouse between abstraction and reality which is unique to photography.

I’ve arranged the images in a vertical line which makes sense in terms of a sequence. You can enlarge any thumbnail by clicking on it. To find out where a picture was taken (or to figure out what you’re looking at) simply hold your cursor over the image for a moment and you’ll get a title.

Bon voyage.