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DOLPHIN VISION (8X10 MATTED)

Dolphin Vision actually evolved after my East Coast mural tour when I had the opportunity to dive off of St. Lucia and Bonaire. I was experimenting with a new underwater camera - a Nikonas RS. I've been taking underwater photographs with a Nikonas camera for many years, but this new camera was very appealing with lots of unique features. I wanted to take a photo, blow it up into a large cibachrome, and then paint onto that print to make the perfect picture. This was a collaboration of my photography and my original painting. So, we now call it underwater photography painting. As an underwater photographer, you usually can only wish for a dolphin to swim right in front of your lens at the perfect time with the perfect light. But, this time, it actually happened for me. It was a tremendous opportunity for me to capture the spirit of what I envision underwater and the spirit of what I can create in my painting studio. Dolphin Vision is the first of a series of underwater photography paintings that I hope to complete each year as I continue to dive and photograph the oceans of the world. What's interesting about this painting is that the viewer cannot tell where the painting starts and the photograph ends. And to my surprise when I got the transparencies back from the lab, the smaller fish I'd been painting over the last 15 years were there in the photograph. For years I had remarked to others that I'd seen these fish. Everyone always wanted to know what kind of fish they were. I would say that they were Cousteau fish. If you watch a Cousteau special, you always see them. But there they were in the photograph. People who see them think I painted them. And, if you look closely, you'll also see what looks like a mermaid tail.

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DOLPHIN VISION
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Price: $16.00
Product ID : WYMSW-557E
Weight: 1.00 lbs
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Dolphin Vision actually evolved after my East Coast mural tour when I had the opportunity to dive off of St. Lucia and Bonaire. I was experimenting with a new underwater camera - a Nikonas RS. I've been taking underwater photographs with a Nikonas camera for many years, but this new camera was very appealing with lots of unique features. I wanted to take a photo, blow it up into a large cibachrome, and then paint onto that print to make the perfect picture. This was a collaboration of my photography and my original painting. So, we now call it underwater photography painting. As an underwater photographer, you usually can only wish for a dolphin to swim right in front of your lens at the perfect time with the perfect light. But, this time, it actually happened for me. It was a tremendous opportunity for me to capture the spirit of what I envision underwater and the spirit of what I can create in my painting studio. Dolphin Vision is the first of a series of underwater photography paintings that I hope to complete each year as I continue to dive and photograph the oceans of the world. What's interesting about this painting is that the viewer cannot tell where the painting starts and the photograph ends. And to my surprise when I got the transparencies back from the lab, the smaller fish I'd been painting over the last 15 years were there in the photograph. For years I had remarked to others that I'd seen these fish. Everyone always wanted to know what kind of fish they were. I would say that they were Cousteau fish. If you watch a Cousteau special, you always see them. But there they were in the photograph. People who see them think I painted them. And, if you look closely, you'll also see what looks like a mermaid tail.

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