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hotography is many things to many people, and for me it has been a vehicle to new lands, a medium for self-expression and a gateway to adventure. It has always been in my life. The ocean and underwater photography are among my main interests and, in the pursuit of dramatic marine images, I have dived beneath the polar icecaps and in almost every ocean on Earth. There is no denying that photography can be exciting, challenging and rewarding in a variety of ways.
Over the years, I have witnessed tremendous change in the field of photography. From the days of the black and white darkroom, where images developed in chemicals to finally appear into a timeless statement, to current day where technological advances have provided tools that take the eye beyond the darkroom and into a greater realm of pure photographic intention and expression. I have grown to love the craft, its art, and the very private and personal time that it takes to pursue perfection.
Long before our own existence, man sculpted the history of greatness in stone, painted his visions on canvas and scribed his teachings in text. As photographers, we’ve captured only a brief period of time.

Photography affords us the tools to sculpt with light, to paint with textures and shapes and to write volumes into a single image—creating indelible, lasting impressions of where we have been, who we really are and where our future may take us. Recording the history of man and nature has forever changed.

It is in this light that my dream of publishing Silver Seas has come alive. This project has been a lifelong process and it has allowed me to share with the world my fascination for photography and the sea—a duality that has existed throughout my life. The greatest reward for this effort is knowing that.

Words fail to adequately express the stillness of motion that photography can. Early on, I deliberately chose the black and white process because of its archival qualities and the ability to display unique qualities of light as simple values—a process that has fascinated the human eye since the days of Daguerro’s plates centuries ago.