I’ve had enough of these grey and rainy days. I’m going through sunset withdrawal. Beach withdrawal. Don’t get me wrong, I have not forgotten how frigid cold and snowy winters up north are. I am glad to now have to deal with that. That said, it is hard being on the beach every day but the rain keeps me from enjoying it. Soon enough the sun will be back!
Really thick fog rolled into Folly Beach this morning. I was on my way into work, but decided to drive to the pier instead. I made a video on the farthest edge of the pier just after sunrise. Who needs coffee to wake up when you got something like this.
Today I saw a washed up starfish moving around, so I saved her life (so I like to think) by tossing her back in the water. I then got my pants soaked and shoes filled with water by running after a can of beer floating in the waves. I did get a free beer koozie out of it though!
Every so often I take on a creative project that feels special to me… I was contacted to design the cover art for the album “Hope” by percussionist Jacob Cole. The album is a double CD of 24 tracks featuring planetary designs blended over the handpan – a percussive instrument that sounds unlike anything – along with guests on violin, bass, and guitar.
I say this as a critic of music, not because I had any part in the album, but it is honestly out of this world (pun intended). I fell in love with the Lunar CD especially, listening to it on repeat while creating art, or before bed. Mellow, full of melodies, and able to put your mind in a meditation-like state… Support the musician, and give his music a listen. Listen to the album on Spotify and purchase the CD.
A photographers main role is to look how others do not look. To see things from perspectives that transform them. To do more than just crop and print. Take for example this image. On a beach covered in sand I somehow was able to create rolling green hills, as if we are in Ireland… There may not be any mountains at the beach, but with the right lens and the right perspective, you can move mountains.