Ocean & Earth is proud to collaborate with world-renowned award-winning surf photographer Ray Collins.
Capturing the fleeting moments of a wave’s journey to dissipation, Ray feels more at home floating in saltwater with his camera than anywhere on land. Freezing the ephemeral relationship between water and light is what drives and inspires him to clamber out of bed in the dark each morning to celebrate the sun rising over the sea.
Quote is taken from Surfer Magazine – “Anyone who’s familiar with Australian coal miner-turned-photographer Ray Collins knows the mesmeric quality of his ocean imagery. His seascapes and waves, frozen in ambient backlight, have risen to a unique pedestal in the world of water photography. And if you follow Collins’ work on Instagram, you’ll know he’s worked closely with artist Armand Dijcks to re-imagine some of his best-known stills as cinemagraphs, a blend between photography and video. Each image is painstakingly overlayed, one frame over the next, and set to an infinite loop, creating the illusion of movement.
These cinemagraphs inspired André Heuvelman from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra to get together with pianist Jeroen van Vliet to record a very moving custom soundtrack It’s an inspiring medium that will pick up steam, and the collaborations of Collins and Dijcks set a divine standard. Kick up your feet and get lost in infinite motion.”
Ray’s images can be found at RayCollinsPhoto.com