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Photo by: Lucas Carraro

I believe visual arts are a way of expressing emotions. I see life in angles, lines of perspective, the slight turn of the head, the blink of an eye, subtle glimpses of magic.  Looking at the ocean with an open eye and heart I find inspiration in simple details, lines and curves, light and different angles. Lenses help me to translate, interpret and better understand what I see. The goal is to live creativelly, to live through experience and adventure, to keep the explorative and the inquisitive spirit of a child. To live with passion. This is when my heart beats stronger.

Ambiguity is really important to me, almost every subject matter have accumulated a representational history, so to find a new discursive space, a space to wonder around those subject matters, is a real challenge.

In Still Liquid – I discuss ocean’s multiple moods through different textures, shapes and lights. My images try to pay tribute to the way I see it in my head and to the way I feel when in the sea. I look at the ocean searching for means of expression. Tears, sweat, ocean water… I am part of the ocean and the ocean is part of me.

Hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy living it.

I am a Northern Beaches based ocean art photographer.

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