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Photographer Wayne Eastep installing prints at Eastep Gallery

Photographer Wayne Eastep installing prints for the collection “The Living Seas” at Eastep Photography Gallery.

The exhibit of images will be on display December 22nd 11 am to 4 pm at 1338 Central Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236.

The images are being offered to lift our spirits after the depressing experience with “red tide” along the coast of Sarasota in recent months.  These beautiful underwater images were photographed in the Carribean, the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico. They show what a healthy marine environment looks like.

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The Living Seas collection

Underwater photographs on display at Eastep Photography Gallery December 22nd, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota Florida 34236

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Secretary Blenny looking out from it home an evacuated space within a coral.                      Secretary blenny (Acanthemblemaria maria). Blennies take up residence in tiny abandoned holes in coral. Most secretive, they spend most of their time hiding inside or cautiously venturing to the opening of their coral home. They are tiny usually less than 8 cm. long. Bonaire

The Living Seas.

This collection of underwater images made at the premier dive locations in the Caribbean and Florida Keys shows beautiful prints of the vibrant marine life within the Ocean.

Human perception of “out of sight out of mind” is a challenge to our insight into nature.  The oceans and seas are particularly vulnerable to our lack of knowledge because the majority of life beneath the surface is unseen and as a result beyond our consciousness.  This gap of knowledge and understanding is an existential threat not only to the health of the oceans but to our lives, livelihoods, and way of life.

This year, 2018, on the Gulf Coast of Florida a major ecological crisis has surfaced.  From within the waters of the Gulf, countless dead fish surfaced washing onto the pristine white crystalline sands of Siesta beach.  Siesta beach has been recognized as having  “the world’s finest, whitest sand”.

Red Tide has been a phenomenon for more than a hundred years resulting in fish kills.  The Red Tide this year has resulted in an extraordinary number of dead fish plus dead turtles, sharks, and dolphins. This year’s red tide event is historic and deadly serious.  It is a serious threat to marine life, human life, and economics.

For those of us experiencing this deadly event, it has been depressing.  I’ve curated a collection of underwater images I made in the Gulf, Florida Keys and Caribbean which are full of life and beauty.  They are offered to show what a Living Sea looks like and to uplift our spirit.

You’re invited to an opening showcasing these prints October 27, 11 am to 4 pm at my gallery Eastep Photography, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

 

 

 

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The Living Seas

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Miss Yumi Tsutsui “Miss Nippon” “Miss Kimono” in the gardens of Shozan kimono weaving company in Kinugasa Kitaku area of Kyoto, Japan

Persona

A portrait should represent your likeness and evoke your emotional energy.

That is my goal when making your portrait.

I  think of your portrait as being an image representing the outside and inside of you.  A single image if made with focus and connection can be a true representation of your persona. However, no manner how successful the single image is it will not represent the whole truth of who you are because you are way too complex.  At the moment the photograph is made you may be open and the still image can communicate that openness.  You may also be quiet, cautious, and have wit, chances are the single picture will not communicate all of those aspects of your persona.  When making your portrait I will guide you to being present in the moment and not get concerned about trying to show all the aspects of your persona.  Let’s be satisfied with getting one image that reflects who you are.

When you open your spirit and allow your energy to move and I focus my attention and spirit we can connect in 125th of a second to create an image that communicates your persona.

My Portrait Studio is located in downtown Sarasota at 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.  I’ve put a lot of intention into creating a space that is warm, comfortable and safe with the goal that you will feel good about having your portrait made.  I look forward to working with you to “capture” your persona. 

To schedule a time to make your portrait contact me; WayneEastep@Gmail.com  or call 917.675.0640.

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Persona # 5

Portrait of “Miss Nippon”, Yumi Tsutsui. Gardens of Shozan kimono waving company, Kyoto, Japan.

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Announcement May 26 2018

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Open Studio at Art Central

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Aquatic Gardens, Washington, DC

Serenity series opening tomorrow March 31, 2018, 11 am to 4 pm  1340 Central Avenue (between 13 & 14th streets) Sarasota, Florida 34234.

Surprise Addition 

 Original Andy Warhol screen print no. 131/250 Onion Soup

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Andy Warhol Onion Soup no. 131/250 screen print

To be exhibited and available for purchase, limited time.

 

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Opening Tomorrow + Surpise

Andy Warhol screen print Onion Soup original

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Bahamas, Sand Banks

This image along with a dozen other images of water from around the world will be on exhibit March 31, 2018 11am to 4pm  at Eastep Photography open studio Central Creative Commons, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Fellow artists in C-3 (Central Creative Commons) Lucy Barber, Kathy Wright, Brandy Eiger will also have their studios open to the public.

To preview images being exhibited March 31, 2018 visit: https://www.WayneEastep.com

 

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Serene night on the Gulf of Mexico

My friend and fellow photographer, Peter Silvia made an astute observation about a recently curated collection of my images showcasing water.

“You know Wayne these images of water are really about serenity”.

Images can be more about feeling than the fact of the subject.

This is particularly the case  when when we are in a state of union with the subject we are observing.

I hope when you look at the images I’ll share in the coming days you find that they give you a moment of serenity.

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Serenity

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