art & design

The Motion of the Ocean

Paul Bobko’s beautiful wave photos perfectly capture the energy, shape and dynamic qualities of that magical moment when water and shore collide.

Shot from the beaches of New York and California, the results are on display at the Alan Kotz Gallery through August 19th. Going to check it out today. Here are some of Bobko’s words about the project:

As the wave moves towards the shore, the energy that propels it’s motion gives way to the ocean floor. The forward movement is slowed while forces push the wave higher and higher until a point where the wave seems to hesitate before the ocean’s energy is released and the wave breaks. As this energy changes shape, the formal structure of the landscape breaks down and the seeming passive forms become active. This series attempts to capture this moment and attempts to create a shared experience between the photographer and the viewer.