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Seascape Photography

For centuries artists have drawn inspiration for their work from the sea. In more recent times, the seascape has often served as a subject for paintings, but the history of art reveals that artists from around the world have depicted the sea in a variety of media that reflect their cultures and the times in which they lived.

When considering seascapes in art, what often comes to mind are paintings by nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century artists such as J.M.W. Turner, Frederick Church, James Whistler, or Winslow Homer. Inspired by the notion of the sublime--the awesome, grandiose and beautiful power of nature--these and other Romantic artists evoked a range of emotions in their work from serenity to fear and isolation. They responded to the power the sea held over human existence, experience and emotion. This period in history also coincides with the development of the first practical photographic process in 1839 and the first important seascape photographer, Gustave Le Gray, who worked on the theme in the 1850s.

Since I am landlocked, I don't often have the opportunity to photograph seascapes. However, due my love of the sea and the beautiful scenery it provides, I take every chance I get to capture this subject on film. This gallery represents the beginning of my collection of seascape photography.

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