The Plunge


The Plunge

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24” x 36” Print or Canvas

40” x 60” Canvas

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I'm often asked why I photograph so many water scenes. It's something I had never given much thought to, until recently. While exploring North America's west coast, from British Columbia to California, it felt as though I was being drawn to the water. A feeling of calmness and tranquility washed over me in my time spent along the coast. On a subconscious level, it felt as though I was exactly where I needed to be. It wasn't until I return back home, to Ontario, that I noticed this feeling was still there. Recently, I had the privledge of photographing Niagara Falls, and while there, that tranquil feeling came rushing back. It was aa this point I started looking into this strange phenomenon I was experiencing. Enter Wallace J. Nicols, an American author, with a Ph.D in Wildlife Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. 

"We are beginning to learn that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and even heal what's broken," Nichols writes in Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do, published in 2014. Wallace J. Nichols believes that we all have a "blue mind" as he puts it, "a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment" that's triggered when we're in or near water.

Now, when I'm asked why I photograph so many water scenes, I refrence Wallace J. Nichol's book which goes into great detail on the subject, supported by studies and research.  

Print - Satin finish (blend between matte & gloss), which offers deep rich color/tones & exceptional detail.

Canvas - Printed on high quality, durable canvas material mounted on a sturdy 1.5" thick wooden frame.

Print will be rolled and shipped in a corregated cardboard tube, sealed on both ends.

Canvas will be shipped in a corregated cardboard box, with packaging material for additional protection.