Southern California-based photographer, fine artist, and designer Brian Biles received his B.F.A. in drawing and painting from the Laguna College of Art & Design and recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a M.F.A. in graphic design. His design and photography work has received recognition from Graphis, SCAD, Adobe, and the Type Directors Club.
This ongoing photographic series seeks to explore the passage of time and the notion of transience, through the documentation of different ocean conditions as caused by a combination of light, wind, swells, and tide.
Presenting each photograph in a controlled 1:1 aspect ratio with the horizon line in the center of the frame, the viewer is encouraged to focus on the changing ocean conditions, which are caused by a combination of light, wind, swells, and tide. By documenting a wide variety of conditions at different times, locations, perspectives, and focal lengths, as well as employing filtration, the work captures the diversity and uniqueness that the ocean offers. Using low key, desaturated exposures, the viewer becomes aware of the inherent power, moodiness, and emotional context, symbolized by the ocean. The magical, fleeting nature of the ocean has drawn people to it since time immemorial. Staring at infinity, we witness the ongoing cycle of change that never ceases.
Photoshop CS5 Extended and the Camera RAW plug-in for all post-processing and color-balance adjustments. Acrobat 9 Pro for previewing image files.
Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, Photoshop CS5 Extended
I would like to thank my teacher Clyde Fowler at the NC School of the Arts for sharing his incredible passion for art and inspiring me to pursue art as a career.