The uninterrupted rolling and crashing of ocean waves is a therapeutic sound. Whilst at times, raging and wild, the imposing crest of a curving wave is a beautiful sight.
Multi international award winning seascape and ocean photographer, Warren Keelan, spends most of his days alongside the ocean, “interpreting what I see through the medium of digital photography,” he states.
The Australian photographer goes on to say, “I’ve always had a fascination with nature, especially the ocean and its ever changing forms, and I am compelled to capture and share what I feel are special and unique moments in the sea. I love the raw, unpredictable nature of water in motion and the way sunlight brings it all to life, from both above and below the surface. For me, the challenge is creating an image that hopefully tells a story or leaves an impression on the viewer.”
For those who prefer to keep dry and stay on shore, here’s a handful of Warren’s beautiful shots.
#3. L A Y E R S
#4. E A G L E
#5. Sea Horse
#6. Silhouettes and silk
#7. A Crystal-like reflection dazzles in this breaking moment
Anticipation high – camera and lens loaded and locked into water housing – alarm set one hour before sunrise – head hits pillow and mind cogs turn – excited but somehow asleep – alarm rings to break slumber – always too short – struggle free from warm embrace – dazed but push through – car loaded and en route – head fills with thoughts – liquid, energy, light – anticipation, anxious, nervous, excited – destination reached – eyes focused – oceanic explosions – peel on neoprene skin – tether photographic device – rubber feet extensions – monitor conditions – adrenaline coursing – scale down ancient rock face – timing is everything – no hesitation – leap to dark water – paddle, compose, engage – create. . All of the above and so much more. Hi everyone! This is I. Immersed, focused and completely in awe of this energy before me. Thank you @william_patino for capturing this moment I so love.
#8. Lucent Arc
#9. M A N T L E
#12. For Mother’s Day
I don't normally give much of an insight to my personal life on social media as it is just that, personal. However, it's sometimes nice to give yourself permission to open up share some of what makes you human, this includes some of the crazy things you experience in life along the way, whether good or bad, ideas you have, battles you've fought & everything in between. This week someone allowed me to delve a little further into their own life & I found that after listening to this person I had more of an appreciation of what they do & how they fuel the fire that keeps their passion alive. It was an inspiring conversation & I thought it wouldn't hurt to share something personal with you, if you don't mind. I have been married to my beautiful wife for 14 years now, and we've been experiencing life as a team for almost 22 years. I'm still not sure where that time has gone but it's been a blast. The few years leading up to 2010 we tried to create a little human of our own, but after many tests & trials we received the news what my wife's window of opportunity had closed & that it wasn't to be for us. As you can imagine we were understandably crushed. After looking at options we decided to move on & fill our lives with new challenges, risks & opportunities. Curve balls hey! I'd been interested in photography for years & bought a digital camera to translate my thoughts & emotions into images. I then purchased my first water housing & began making pictures from within the sea. This pretty much changed my life for the greater. In 2013 we took the plunge and opened a gallery in our hometown of Wollongong & I'm extremely proud to say we have been open this month for 4 amazing years! Endless passion & hard work can lead to good things. I won't lie, not being able to experience parenthood has had its moments, but I get to nurture my love and passion through my art and I guess in a way my images are my children. When someone asks me why I'm so passionate about my work, this is one of those reasons. On that note, Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful women who have brought little humans into this world, including my own Mum. We wouldn't be here without ya! X