Making my routine rounds on the web looking for news, my eye fell on an article published in Scuttlebutt Sailing News, in which nature photographer Dave Sandford talked about his work and some of his shots were shown. It was love at first sight-I immediately contacted him and asked if I could publish his images.
WAVE UPON WAVE… THE ART OF DAVE SANDFORD
OCEAN? BUT NO WAY!
“He must have made them in the Atlantic,” you will say as you look at them. Wrong. Dave, being a good Canadian, made them just a few miles from home: we are on Lake Erie, the fourth largest of the American Great Lakes (388 x 92 km). The peculiarity of the body of water lies in its shallow depth (19 meters on average): this means that, especially in the period between October and December, water conditions change rapidly as the wind increases, creating spectacular and devastating waves. With “romantic” results, In the artistic sense of the word. If the painter Kaspar Friedrich were still alive, we are sure he would praise the “sense of the sublime” that these photos can communicate.(E.R.)
If you too have been thunderstruck by Dave Sandford’s shots, below are some links to learn more about his art and possibly purchase some of his work: