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Blue womb 2-3 ratio triptych canvas wrap

Blue womb

Folks, This art piece is titled Blue Womb is one of my favourite wave artworks and it’s typically available in the following five sizes as well as custom sizing;

20 x 30 inches – (3 panels at 20 inches high x 10 inches across)
24 x 36 inches – (3 panels at 24 inches high x 12 inches across)
30 x 45 inches – (3 panels at 30 inches high x 15 inches across)
38 x 60 inches – (3 panels at 38 inches high x 20 inches across)
48 x 72 inches – (3 panels at 48 inches high x 24 inches across)
60 x 90 inches – (3 panels at 60 inches high x 30 inches across)

I photographed this image at beautiful Ha’atafu Beach in the south pacific kingdom of Tonga, Ha’atafu beach has some of the clearest waters, I’ve ever photographed in.

I print and sign my own prints right here in the home studio and I only use archival quality canvas and inks from Epson to ensure that my artworks remain around for a long time. Please send all art enquiries to art@seandavey.com and I’ll return your message asap.

Aloha

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* Note, discounts available on multiple orders. 2 pieces = 20% off, 3 pieces = 30% off

Baby Beach Turtle – 20 x 80 inch canvas wrap

Baby Beach Turtle

Folks, This art piece is titled Baby Beach Turtle I photographed this one on the island of Maui just a couple of weeks ago. Some people will be confused about the title of this image because clearly, this turtle is not a baby, but those who live near where I took this image, will understand the title clearly. I actually took my big underwater camera dome port and shot a panoramic view of the beach, using several images. It’s much harder than it looks because the water moves around so much. I shot several views of it to be sure that I had it in the bag and it was a good thing that I did shoot several panoramas because only a couple of them did actually work out in the end. Luckily, this was one of the good ones. :)


This picture is typically available as a custom print or canvas to pretty much any size that you desire, up to a maximum of 18 x 80 inches on single pieces or much larger again as a triptych canvas (in 3 pieces)


I print and sign my own prints and canvas right here in the home studio and I only use archival quality canvas and inks from Epson to ensure that my artworks remain around for a long time. Please send all art enquiries to art@seandavey.com and I’ll return your message asap.


Aloha

* click here to go to the picture for sale: Baby Beach Turtle

* Note, discounts available on multiple orders. 2 pieces = 20% off, 3 pieces = 30% off

Amongst The Waves – 2-3 ratio canvas wrap

Amongst The Waves

Folks, This art piece is titled Amongst The Waves It’s typically available as a custom print or canvas to pretty much any size that you desire, up to a maximum of 38 x 90 inches on single pieces or much larger again as a triptych canvas (in 3 pieces)


I print and sign my own prints and canvas right here in the home studio and I only use archival quality canvas and inks from Epson to ensure that my artworks remain around for a long time. Please send all art enquiries to art@seandavey.com and I’ll return your message asap.


Aloha

* click here to go to the picture for sale: Amongst The Waves

* Note, discounts available on multiple orders. 2 pieces = 20% off, 3 pieces = 30% off

I know boats!

I was doing an image search day or two ago and dug up this classic from the tropical paradise of Tahiti , several years ago. It was one of those beautiful sunny afternoons with just about no wind, so the water was really glassy with loads of perfect waves and they had grown in size by a few extra few feet, as I’ve noticed it tends to do this just after midday. The boat in this mage was sitting much further up the reef and quite obviously too close to the impact zone. It’s a risk that every boat captain wears. The chance of either a rogue wave catching you off guard like in this image or the more likely scenario of a failed engine due to fouling of the fuel filter or something similar. I’ve seen both situations happen out there and rarely is it pretty, but it sure can be spectacular, as shown here in this dramatic image.

The unique visual world of ocean waves

Waves Catalogue

Waves Catalogue

I’ve been taking pictures since late 1977, which makes it more than 35 years that I’ve been squeezing the shutter to capture those magic fleeting moments.

Sean Davey at 1 year old.

Sean Davey at 1 year old.

Some family history here; As a very young child (about 3 years old) my mother took my brothers and I to the beach one day and told us to sit on the sand, which we did, while she entered the water. Suddenly this water opened up it’s mouth and ate her up, at least that’s how it looked to this young toddler when a wave reared up and broke clean over the top of mum. Amazingly, I wasn’t phsychogicaly scarred by this moment however. If anything, I was fascinated and always had been very, very into trips or outings to the beach.
This carried through to the first day that I happened to take a photograph I was 15 years old and living at Bronte beach in Sydney’s south and had just arrived home from school, looking to have a surf. I sat there watching perfect 6 inch waves marching into the beach, wishing I could shrink down and surf them. Then I remembered the battered old Kodak 126 Instamatic camera that was sitting in the back of the wardrobe for the past 4 years, unused. So I raced home, grab the camera and set back to the beach.

Sean Davey's 1st Photograph

Sean Davey’s 1st Photograph

I shot just the one picture and though it’s a far cry from what I produce these days, it is just the same an important step in the journey that has been my photographic life, so far. To see more of my life long collection of amazing wave moments, take a look at the cool gallery, above…

Sacred Falls – 20 x 30 print

Sacred Falls

This art piece is titled Sacred Falls

This picture is available as a custom print or canvas to pretty much any size or arrangement that you desire, up to a maximum of 38 x 90 inches on single pieces or much larger again as a triptych canvas (in 3 pieces)


I print and sign my own prints and canvas right here in the home studio and I specialize in large sizes. I can print single pieces as large as 44 x 90 inches and triptychs; 3 times bigger again. I only use archival quality canvas and inks from Epson to ensure that my artworks remain around for a long time. Please send all art enquiries to art@seandavey.com and I’ll return your message asap.


Aloha

* click here to go to the picture for sale: Sacred Falls

* Note, discounts available on multiple orders. 2 pieces = 20% off, 3 pieces = 30% off

I woke up to a beautiful still morning, so I grabbed the water camera and went hunting for some watery gems. This is one of three images

A wave breaking towards shore in Hawaii.

in particular that I really liked.

Surf Story 2

The Surf Story project, featuring over 200 of the best surf artists in the surfing world.

The Surf Story project, featuring over 200 of the best surf artists in the surfing world.

In an age where magazines and books are slowly being replaced by on line versions of their former selves, it’s refreshing to see some crew fighting the good fight and keeping the cream of publishing in book form. Some of you may have already seen the original Surf Story book published a few years back. An eclectic collection of different surf related artists of all kinds over more than 400 pages that altogether weighed 10 pounds. The creator of this fabulous peak inside surf culture; Robb Havassy is well into creating the much anticipated follow up: Surf Story II and he is doing it himself, so he needs crowd funding which does seem to be the modern way to go for totally worthy book and art projects. The first book was a milestone in surf publishing,=. This second one promises to live up to the first book’s rep’ and then some. Check out Robb’s kickstarter project for this and share it with your friends.
(you can do this by going to https://www.facebook.com/pages/SURF-STORY-PROJECT/104626221443 then pressing the button under the “3655 Likes” there is a button that says: “Invite your friends to like Surf Story project” simple press that button and invite as many friends as you like and tell them about the kickstarter campaign while your at it. For those of you wondering, yes, I have some of my works in this collective.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/470117809/surf-story-volume-2

New Surf City – canvas series

Folks, I’ve always imagined well known cities with
surf in them. Of course most don’t have and we hardly ever see images of any except for the very occasional image of Honolulu or Rio. I set out to see what some of these places would look like with surf so with the help of Photoshop, I’ve been able to bring a handful to fruition so far. Zach over at theinertia.com happened to see my Honolulu Tsunami image recently and enquired about my city scapes. He was so impressed, he wanted to run a pictorial on them and he kept asking. About every 3 weeks, another email would drop into the inbox, once again enquiring if I had a pictorial ready yet. Finally I got an edit over to him last week and it just went live at theinertia.com. My surf-city-scapes include the opera house in Sydney, Honolulu city, the derwent bridge in Hobart, the golden gate at San Francisco, even the beautiful city of Seattle didn’t escape my surf city makeover. Last but certainly not least is my tribute to surfing in New York City which I entitled Liberty Surf

Enjoy!

Palm Escape – triptych canvas

Palm escape  -  18 x 60 inch triptych canvas.

Palm escape – 18 x 60 inch triptych canvas.

Another stellar image from my Maldivian photo expedition, earlier this year. I photographed this beautiful panorama at Zitahli resort. Home to some of the most incredibly clear waters, you’ll ever swim in. Just stunning.

The featured art here is an 18 x 60 inch triptych canvas with deluxe 2 inch mirror wrap edging, hand printed and signed by me. This is also available as a 30 x 90 inch art-piece. Please send all direct print enquiries to artroom@seandavey.com

Aloha

Sean

The Interview

I was approached some time ago by Epson USA to do an interview with them about using their Exhibition Canvas gloss on my art. This is how it went…. The Epson interview The Epson interview[/caption] see the interview”>See the interview

19 transormational moments from my career as a photographer of surf.

I often work with a handful of surf websites these days and one of the quality ones from the US is theinertia.com These guys have a lot of really good quality reading and just about always have really great photography The Inertia‘s a classy site full of very good content.

The fellas over there hit me up about a week ago, asking me if I could share some transformational moments from my career as a photog’ of surf. I thought about it and decided, that yes, there are quite a few moments like these, worthy of discussion, so I pulled together an rather impressive array of photographic moments that were rounded down to 19 images. When selecting images from my archives, I tried to zero in on images that not only had a story about them, but were actually pivotal moments from my years as a shooter of surf. These images in this pictorial cover a wide number of locations and moments, including Tahiti, Pipeline Todos Santos Shipsterns Bluff/a> Rocky point and featuring surfers; Dan Malloy, Jamie Obrien, Andy Irons, Carlos Burle Jack Johnson Evan Valiere Randall Paulson Malik Joyeux Mark Richards Bruce Irons Kahea Hart Jack Johnson Kieren PerrowHerbie Fletcher and CJ Hobgood
There’s even some inspired black and white in there…

This is one story and image from the pictorial:
Mark Richards speed blur at Tamarama, Sydney, mid 80's

“From much earlier in my career, probably mid ’80s – ’84, perhaps. They had a Gorilla Grip team event at Bronte and Tamarama beaches, and this was when teams were really heavy with name surfers. Mereweather was one of these with MR and Nick Wood, who was blowing up at the time. Also Simon Law and Matt Hoy representing. I knew that the pro’s would be out early in the morning, getting their training in while the masses slept, so I got up early and swam with my old Nikoness II and Toshiba Flash. I was very much hunting an MR image. As a young surf photog’, that would be the ultimate to get a sick water shot of MR at that time. Sure enough, he was approaching me and I just steeled my resolve to get the shot and held my position. Mark told me later that he was starting to feel the fins letting go and was worried that he was going to run me over, but that the shot was very cool. It almost ran as the cover of Waves magazine, but was pulled by the publisher at the last minute. This really was early, early days for me in the use of flash to capture surfing, but it was all fun to be continually experimenting with different techniques. It helped to form my resolve to shoot different. That’s one of my motos.”

To see the whole pictorial at theinertia, click here: TheInertia.com

It’s a cool little pictorial with interesting quips about the images. If you really like it, swing by my Instagram page at instagram.com/sean_davey and press the page LIKE button on your way through to show your appreciation.

Aloha

Sean

City on the edge of the sea

I flew with Paradise Helicopters a few days ago and I was astounded at just how close the ocean truly is to Waikiki when seen from the air.

Overview of Waikiki, Honolulu.

They talk about the world ocean levels rising significantly in the next 50 years. Looking at the image, it’s easy to see that the city will have to build some kind of sea walls to keep the ocean from flooding it in the future….

Use the light as your paint source

Seeking the light

I’ve spent more than 20 years chasing perfect full sunlight, to shoot for surfing magazines, all over the globe. I’ve personally always had a real taste for the visually different, but for a long time there, all the magazines wanted to see was tight action in perfect bright sunlight, showing off all the sponsor logos etc. Some editors over the years would not even accept submissions unless the light was just that. I personally have always been strongly drawn to the visually different. I seek it out. I embrace it. There’s nothing more satisfying than nailing a photograph that is just completely different to anything that you’ve done before. I’ve photographed from the water for many years and I always enjoy seeking out really cool displays of light on the water. I’m might be shooting some waves or something and I find myself paying wayyyyy more attention to the light play on the water than the waves. So it’s at that point that the waves become a lot less important and it’s really much more coming down to how cool, the light looks on the water’s surface. Take these four samples.

In this 1st image, there is a long line of trees with ample area for light to come through. This is an ideal situation to set up the light play on the water. It’s nice because you get the contrast of the bright light on the water, but the sun being behind the trees, helps to stop any glare from looking directly at the sun. The result in the right conditions can be epic.

Rolled Gold

This second is a similar situation, with the sun is coming up behind at Seal beach. The structure has thrown a cool tiger pattern across the water, making quite a pretty image.

Tiger Curl

This 3rd image, again looking towards the sun, a bit more over the water, but the tree line has the same dramatic effect with the contrast..

A clean glassy wave approaching the shoreline.

A clean glassy wave approaching the shoreline.

And in this 4th image, I’m looking away from the sun, using it as my light source. As you can see, it’s still pretty, but the lighting is no where near as dramatic as the 1st three images where I’m pretty much confronting the light. …much less dramatic result.

Looking away from the sun presents a much less visually bright image.

Looking away from the sun presents a much less visually bright image.

Shadowland – The Collection

Folks, I’ve been working on a new collection for quite some time now, called Shadowland. Some of these images are in fact years old, but the collection only just came together recently. I’ve always loved the interplay of light in strong contrasting light situations which often result in silhouettes. I’ve always been drawn to these type of light situations. Within all these images, you will find an underlying theme of silhouettes and shadows and no identities in any of the people, They are all shadows as such, hence the name “shadow land”.

This is a slide show of the collection, but one that you can click on any image and it will automatically take you to that full image on the website. Check it out. Maybe buy something cool along the way. Enjoy!

Click here to view the collection:

ShadowLandCapture