(Image: California Sea Lions #1 – Copyright 2011 by Chuck Davis)
My oft cited reason for “Photographic Celibacy” is that I don’t want to copy the work of others, but there is in truth another reason; jealousy.
When I look at great work I become very jealous and wish that I had created something that wonderful. This happened to me today as I was putting my new and unopened copy of LensWork into the “give away” pile. I saw an image on the cover that stopped me dead in my tracks, an underwater image of sea nettles that caused a chill to go down my spine. I raced to devour the rest of the images and found they were created by Chuck Davis, an underwater photographer and cinematographer out of Pacific Grove, CA.
One of my loves in life is scuba diving and I’ve always longed to see great black and white, fine art, underwater images. Now at last I have and I am jealous.
Please check out Chuck’s website, he has such a variety of incredible images, and please drop him a line expressing how you feel about them. I think they are magnificent!