Shoreline

This series explores the confluence of ocean and land along the Pacific Northwest coastline. I use a minimal approach, pointing the camera towards the vanishing point, where water, sky, and earth come together. I want it to feel like a memory, one that reminds you of being there.

Beaches have always been an integral part of my external landscape. I grew up on the rocky protected northern shore of Long Island, NY, and spent many hours each summer lying on my towel on the wild southern side, where large Atlantic Ocean waves would crash onto picturesque sandy beaches. With their unpredictable weather and rugged coastlines, I find the West Coast’s beaches to have a more varied personality than their eastern cousins. The same spot can yield vastly different images, depending on the direction the camera is pointed, or even the time of day. These are portraits, in a way, evoking the changeable nature of these wild spaces.