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Island of Kish, Iran and Majuro Children, Marschall Islands; By Mark Edward Harris

Kish Iran Mark Edward Harris

Kish Iran Mark Edwards Harris
Island of Kish, Iran

By © Mark Edward Harris

“On the Iranian island of Kish in the Persian Gulf, a grandfather holds up his granddaughter
as the sun sets behind the stranded Greek cargo ship the Koula F, which ran aground in 1966.”

This photograph was taken in 2008.

Harris’s uncommonly keen eye turns photos of people and their environments into seductive images that banish travel photography clichés. The viewer is left with a fresh sense of wonder at the world’s beauty and the artist’s skill.

Mark Edward Harris Majuro, Wanderlust
Majuro Children, Marshall Islands

By Mark Edward Harris

“The photograph is of children playing on the island of Majuro in the Marshall Islands in 1997.”

Majuro Children is featured on the cover of Mark Edward Harris – Wanderlust Book

Wanderlust takes the viewer to visit tribes in northern Vietnam, down China’s Yangtze River, into the tense demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, to the top of Mt. Fuji, through Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, and around the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and the exotic islands of the South Pacific and the Caribbean.

Chilled Offering, Tallows Beach Cape Byron, Australia; By Johnny Abegg

Chilled Offering

Chilled Offering

By © Johnny Abegg

Chilled Offering is a photo I took for a community mailout I do here in Byron Bay called Common Ground. It was a cool and moody morning on the eve of Autumn, on the 23rd of February, just before 7am. The clouds where moving swiftly from South to North, with a still Southerly wind blowing at Tallows Beach, on the southern side of Cape Byron.

…a certain magic of aloneness, intwined with the roar of an untamed ocean.
— Johnny

There was nobody on the beach, in which lives a certain magic of aloneness, intwined with the roar of an untamed ocean. As the clouds shift with every moving moment, I was lucky enough to capture this image of the sea, with a Nikon D7000 and a 35mm/1.8 lens.

To me this photo represents the dark times our oceans are having with our need to exploit it’s very beauty, food and resources, yet this darkness is overshadowed by rays of light, a metaphor to us that we can also be it’s saviour, and walk forth a patron of the sea.

Low Tide Rising, Hawaii; By Branden Aroyan

Low Tide Rising

Low Tide Rising

By © Branden Aroyan

“I try and give a realistic impression of a place, person or activity so the viewer has a sense of being there.”

Born in Michigan USA and raised in southern California, Branden Aroyan has traveled extensively around the world. After graduating from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, photography has carried him to many exotic locations off the beaten path where his appreciation grew for our small planet and it’s inhabitants.

In addition to group and solo art exhibitions, advertising and editorial work for environmentally minded companies and projects who act of their passion for the environment, his organic clothing line Low Tide Rising helps to create a driving force to appreciate and protect the flow and beauty of nature.

“I love the relationship of space in this image. And the story unfolding… an intense hawaiian wave popping up on the reef about to quickly dissolve into a serene playful puddle. The young boy exploring the transition with a dad nearby, confidently observing, allowing a sense of safety to play.”

Big Dume Beach, Malibu, California; By Noah Gorelick

Big Dume Beach, Malibu, California, from the Shipwreck series

By © Noah Gorelick, 13 year old photographer.

”I used a go-pro Camera that I use when I surf to take this series. It attatches to my surfboard! It has no screen-I just saw the Ocean meeting the sky and took a few pictures. Once I downloaded them I was shocked to see that what I wanted to show came out perfectly. There was a shipwreck on my beach! An actual shipwreck that I was going to see and the Ocean looked so turbulent. I have been living on the beach my whole life and I love it. It is my home.”

Black Earth, White Clay, Granite Boulder, Martha’s Vineyard; By Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy

Black Earth / White Clay / Granite Boulder / Martha’s Vineyard / 2 August 2005

By © Andy Goldsworthy

C prints
20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm); 10 x 10 inches (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
© Andy Goldsworthy

Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York

Accompanying the unique photographic work is a ‘text panel’. The ‘text panel’ is often smaller in scale and includes an image of the work taken from further away, setting the work within the context of the larger landscape, and includes a hand written inscription by the artist.

Paradise Cove, California; By Dominick Guillemot

Vague, Dominick Guillemot

16 X 20 Platinum print.
Series of 12.

By © Dominick Guillemot

“This photo is taken at Paradise Cove, Summer 2010. The shot to me represents the strength and fragility of the ocean. I am always rejuvenated and inspired after spending time in the ocean. This is my neighborhood beach and I love the depth of feeling this beach evokes.”

Dominick Guillemot is a busy fashion photographer based in Santa Monica, California. Born in Brittany, France and schooled in Paris, Dominick feels fortunate to have been brought up in an artistic family. His sisters are painters in the south of France and his mother is a renowned art historian. Dominick has two boys age 16 and 6, a wife of 18 years and is he an avid kite-surfer and yoga lover. He is always working and lately can be found photographing for his numerous clients in his sprawling and fantastic ocean view garden.

Atacama Desert, Chile; By Allison Davies

Allison Davies Atacama

The driest desert in the world meets the ocean.

By © Allison Davies

This photograph was taken in April 2006 while exploring the Atacama desert, the driest desert in the world.

This coastal area is just south of Iquique, a beautiful city in the Tarapaca Region. The Atacama has a very complicated and rich history. Chile annexed parts after the War of the Pacific from Peru and Bolivia. In areas along and around the Pan-American Highway are abandoned nitrate mining towns as well as active copper mines.

The skies in this desert are the clearest and darkest in the world as well. Look up at night and you are truly a spec inside the Milky Way.

I alway use the Fuji 6×9 camera with a fixed 65mm lens.