In this series I explore the beauty of water and our relationship with it. From beginner swimmers, to lifelong competitive swimmers (and even dogs), our experience with water is rich and primal. With my photos I try to capture the fleeting light patterns, colors and sensual qualities of the water that I love so much. If you too have a rich love affair with water, check out my aquatic themed Art for Interior Design at my online store. Or if you'd like to fall in love with swimming visit zwater.org, maybe I can help feel more comfortable in the water.
'MEDITATING DOG' - Waimanalo Beach, Oahu, HI
'WATER & LIGHT LADDER' - Swimming Pool Ladders can be so sculpturally beautiful as they catch light and cast shadows, they descend us into an amazing world of ever changing light and color patterns. The most mesmerizing show on earth!
'POOL MIRRORING' - Exploring the amazing reflective surfaces in a swimming pool. From the underside of the waters surface, to the beautiful blue tiles and sunlight patterns on the floor.
'LEARNING ADULTS' - Adults facing the primal fear of water and learning to Swim.
'MORNING SWIM HAZE'
'REFLECTION OF LEARNING' - The vulnerability that adult beginner swimmers face is immense, and has been such an inspiration to me. Such a rare thing for an adult mind to explore a brand new element, or to face an element that had been tied to the most primal of fears.
'SILVER BREATH' - In the water, even our breath becomes visible and beautiful.
'MOVING SWIMMER' - There's a hypnotic blur that lifelong swimmers let themselves melt into as they "work out". The pace clock, lane lines, overhead flags, colored swim caps, flashing light patterns, and constant splashing sounds all become a hypnotic blur as they find their familiar flow---it's 'home'.
'RIPPLES & FLOW' - A celebration of the feeling of water on the body.
'EXPANDING SWIMMER SHADOW' - Every single second, a swimmers shadow changes, just as the water itself.
'THE BLACK LINE' - The long black line and wall "t" can be a swimmers nemesis and the object of deep meditative focus. It helps us swim straight in an otherwise disorienting g element, and allows us to relax into the mantra of "gurgle gurgle, breath, stroke, stroke, breathe, stroke, stroke, breathe..."
'UNDERWATER SUNSET 1' - The underside of the waters surface acts as a mirror reflecting the lines of the pools floor, while the smog tinted sunset finds a way to break through that mirror.
'BEGINNER SWIMMER 2' - Learning the dance of feeling the water, to hold it with just the right sensitivity that will leverage us forward or upward.
'PREGNANT SWIMMER' - Baby swims in amniotic fluid as mom swims in the pool. The shared, simultaneous buoyancy is a bonding unlike anything on land.
'UNDERWATER SUNSET 2' - The underside of the waters surface acts as a mirror reflecting the lines of the pools floor, while the smog tinted sunset finds a way to break through that mirror.
'DEEP END FEET'
'DEEP END BLACK LINES'
'DISTORTED BLACKPOOL LINE'
'MOODY MAVERICKS' - Half Moon Bay Beach
'SWIMMER & SHADOW'
'MOODY HALF MOON BAY'
'DANCING BEGINNER SWIMMER'
'TWIN POOL LINES & LIGHT PATTERNS'
'SEEING MAVERICKS' - Half Moon Bay, California
'LAKE MICHIGAN PIER ICYCLES' - Grant Park, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
'SUN BATHED SWIMMER'
'GEOMETRY OF A SWIMMING POOL'
'BEACH SEAWEED BALLOON'