I love making great photographs.
Though a land-bound commercial photographer for 25 years,
I've always felt a need to go. I guess I'm a bit of lone-wolf
Edward Hopper, a bit of tough-guy Ernest Hemingway,
and, like both of them, I've always been enamored with the sea.
The sea is relentless and unforgiving, but also reassuringly
consistent. And I am in awe of its sentry, the lighthouse; how it
silhouettes the endless sky, straddles the rugged land,
shoulders the powerful water.
It is portrait-worthy.
It's a rush, riding out to the shore on my Harley in the
pre-dawn darkness, anticipating the moment of sunrise.
The ever-changing light, the shadows and reflections it casts, are
amazing in this environment. But some days it does not find its balance, though the lighthouse stands ready.
So I will return as often as needed, because it's a waiting
game I love to play with the sun. I will spend hours finessing its
proper balance. To capture that light, just as it shapes my
portrait composition perfectly, is when the timeless
icons of the sea become art.
I hope that you enjoy viewing these images, as much
as I've enjoyed photographing them.