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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…

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

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.

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!

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

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

Barrel Swirl & Aqua womb – 30 x 58 inch canvas wraps

Barrel Swirl & Aqua Womb

Folks, This art piece is titled Barrel Swirl & Aqua Womb 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: Barrel Swirl & Aqua Womb

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

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

* click here to go to the picture for sale: Blue Womb – 2-3 ratio triptych canvas

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

Blue Swoop – 38 x 58 inch canvas wrap

Blue Swoop

Folks, This art piece is titled Blue Swoop 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 photographed this image at Sharks Cove, on Oahu’s north shore.

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: Blue Swoop

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

Theinertia.com – Sean’s best surf line-ups

The fast growing surf website known as theinertia.com just published a feature on some of the best surf line-ups from my vast collection of images, garnered from more than 20 years of traveling as a photographer for magazines all over the world.

This collection features many of the best most iconic surf lineups that I have captured during this time. Of course, there are more, but I think I featured quite a few this time round.

Also worth keeping in mind is that all images are available as hand printed and signed canvas and prints of all size’s. Simply send an email to artroom@seandavey.com and I’ll reply just as soon as possible.

Aloha

Sean

The Inertia_Amazing Line Ups

The Inertia_Amazing Line Ups

Green Feather 1-3 ratio triptych canvas

Green Feather_1-3ratio

Folks, This art piece is titled Green Feather and has been one of my best selling artworks. Typically available in the following five sizes;

15 x 45 inches – (3 panels at 15 inches high x 15 inches across)
18 x 60 inches – (3 panels at 18 inches high x 20 inches across)
27 x 81 inches – (3 panels at 27 inches high x 27 inches across)
30 x 90 inches – (3 panels at 30 inches high x 30 inches across)
38 x 114 inches – (3 panels at 38 inches high x 38 inches across)

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 Aloha

* click here to go to the picture for sale: Green Feather – 1-3 ratio triptych canvas

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

A swirling color palette of greens, aquas, golds and blues

A swirling color palette of greens, aquas, gold and blues is the result of a random frame from my sunset swim, yesterday evening. There have been some incredibly nice conditions here on the north shore over the past few days. I went for a swim late yesterday afternoon at Waimea Bay, just to see how the late light looks there when swimming and I actually came away with a few good frames, but one in particular really stood out from the group. This one frame managed to capture a really swirling effect on an amazing color pallette of greens, aquas, yellows, golds, and blues, which created an image quite unlike any of my others. Right now, I’m still deciding on a final name for this piece. By the way, like pretty much most of my imagery, this picture too is available as a print or canvas in a large range of sizes, hand printed by myself and signed. Those interested, simply send me an email to art@seandavey.com

Aloha

Sean

Pipe Clouds – triptych canvas

Pipe Clouds – shown here as a 38 x 60 inch triptych canvas. Comes with deluxe 2 inch mirror wrap edging, and hand printed and signed by Sean .

For more options and pricing, send an email to sean at artroom@seandavey.com .

Pipe Clouds - triptych canvas

Pipe Clouds – triptych canvas

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

Career Confessions – 12 questions with Sean Davey

This is an interview recently conducted by Aussie website Career Confessions. An interesting site and interview. enjoy; 12 questions with some of the Best entrepreneurs, executives and celebrities.

CareerConfessions.com.au

CareerConfessions.com.au