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Located on the east coast of South Carolina, the beach of Edisto Island is scattered with driftwood and skeleton trees. Coastal erosion has killed these trees, but some still stand upright, rooted firm in the soil. While this area has been widely photographed before, I traveled here in the summer of 2015 with the intention of creating something unique. I wanted to make a photograph that captured the subtle beauty and raw emotion one feels when looking at these old trees which, although dead, are alive in their own right and seemingly transcend time. I spent several days here, each morning going out to the beach in different conditions. This one particular morning, the weather didn't seem very dramatic, and most of my hopes were dashed. But as the sun began to rise above the horizon, the light illuminated a lone cloud which framed this one tree perfectly... a nice silhouette with the light reflecting off the water below. I knew I would only have seconds to capture this moment, and after finding the perfect shutter speed I knew I had it. The dramatic light and an incoming tide had produced a brief but unforgettable moment at sunrise this summer morning.
"Oceanus" will be part of an upcoming new body of work entitled "Southern Exposure," to be released next year. Exclusive Artist Proofs (Limited Edition Numbers 1-25) are now available during its pre‐release phase. These will not be available once the full body of work is released in 2016. To take advantage of this rare opportunity, please fill and submit the quote form below.
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