Our Ocean’s Edge by Jasmine Swope. First edition (2015). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. No markings. Dust jacket in a removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.
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About Our Ocean’s Edge
Our Ocean’s Edge is a photographic documentary project coupled with original narratives written by author Dwight Holing that celebrates these fragile seascapes while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and inspiring conservation action. This beautiful clothbound monograph comprises 55 plates beautifully printed in duotone, and opens with a foreword by Wallace J Nichols.
California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Soon after the system was established, photographer Jasmine Swope set out to capture the essence of the marine parks. Her quest took her up and down California’s 1,100-mile long coastline.
About Jasmine Swope
Jasmine Swope is a Serbian-born American photographer based in Santa Monica, CA. A graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography and former commercial advertising photographer in Los Angeles and London, Ms. Swope specializes in creating large format black and white photographs capturing the human experience with nature. Her fine art photographs emerge from the influence and appreciation for the nineteenth and twentieth century pioneers as Timothy O’Sullivan, Carleton Watkins, and Ansel Adams, to name a few, who’s photographs are marked as deep as painters and poets with works that has engaged them organically through the senses, merging tonal elegance with the underlying substance of a visual record clearly demonstrated. In her landscape work, when concerned with the aesthetics of beauty, she chooses to make long exposures and convert the pictures to black and white. Her unique style combines digital processes with traditional platinum/palladium printing known for its great tonal range and archival permanence.
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