In the warmer months, my daughter and I spend as much time at the beach as possible. We are both fair-skinned so prefer mornings and late afternoons for our visits. In avoiding the burning daylight sun, we catch the best of the light and shadow play on the coast.
This Summer we’ve rediscovered an old GoPro, a 6+ year old water-housing-bound camera that’s half the size of my iPhone. With goggles in hand, we’ve been diving in and out of the water photographing our feet and legs, faces and fish, rocks and skyline. We have laughed and played.
One magic afternoon, my daughter decided to try and capture the movement of sand in the ocean. She’d been throwing sand underwater to watch it flow and fall. She was fascinated by it, wanted to photograph it.
My 11 year old dictated the terms and took the shots. I assisted by throwing sand and doing a little post-production work in lightroom. The resulting images are true collaborations. They are of a time at the beach with my girl, who saw something beautiful in the simplicity of water and sand. I’m so proud of her and how she sees the world. I love them.