Sea. Shorelines. Coast. A place that has always been closest to my heart. Even in my childhood I felt a great fascination with its infinite power and uncontrollable energy. Perhaps it is because I grew up in the country without an access to the coast, I developed this attraction. At the end of the day, they do say that we always want what we don’t have. However the love for the sea never left me, even after the move to England, the incredible island surrounded by water.
In my photographs I strive to capture the essence of the sea and its coastline. I love the experience of standing on the shore, taking in the moments defined by ever-changing weather conditions, times of the day and running tides. It makes me feel alive and gives me a sense of freedom. My images are based on my emotional response to this experience.
I have sea foam in my veins,
for I understand
the language of waves.
While the sun and the rain live, these shall be;
Till a last wind's breath upon all these blowing
Roll the sea.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
The sea is but another sky,
The sky a sea as well,
And which is earth, and which the heavens
The eye can scarcely tell.
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic...
The soft-toned clock upon the stair chimed three -
Too sweet for sleep, too early yet to rise.
In restful peace I lay with half-closed eyes,
Watching the tender hours go dreamily;
The tide was flowing in; I heard the sea
Shivering along the sands; while yet the skies
Were dim, uncertain, as the light that lies
Beneath the fretwork of some wild-rose tree
Within the thicket gray. The chanticleer
Sent drowsy calls across the slumbrous air;
In solemn silence sweet it was to hear
My own heart beat … Then broad and deep and fair -
Trembling in its new birth from heaven’s womb -
One crimson shaft of dawn sank thro’ my room.
My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow