Whether you wish to lose yourself in the immense turquoise of the sea surrounding paradise islands or prefer getting caught up in turbulent waves in the heart of a storm, KAZoART has something for you, bold or zen, in its selection of seascape photography for sale!
Many landscape photographers have fallen for the changing nature of the sea. Ever since photography first appeared, the sea has been a popular subject among pictorial photographers like Robert Demachy (Landscape) and Gustave Le Gray (The Great Wave, Sète). Marine photography and underwater landscapes were rarer until the 20th century.
With magazines like The National Geographic, growing numbers of photojournalists travelled the world to document the beauty of marine resources and produce beautiful ocean photography (David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen). More recently, Philip Plisson, the renowned French seascape photographer, and photojournalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand have sought to glorify the beauty and power of the blue planet, so-named after its oceans and seas.
The sea has always been a symbol of reverie and escape. Popular for its aesthetic aspect, it is the symbol of sun-drenched travel in the subconscious of today’s holidaymakers. We imagine the hot sand under our feet as we contemplate the sea's endless horizon.
The interaction of the elements it meets as it sweeps up and down beaches or crashes into architecture are another favourite subject for photographers such as Jean Guichard.
Whilst the sea holds aesthetic appeal, it also has much more to offer as a subject in photography and has had a tumultuous relationship with humankind since the dawn of time. As a place or setting, under the lens of Robert Capa (The Magnificent Eleven), it tells the story of man, demonstrating its power and the harsh impact its rebellions can have on everyday life. Underwater photography reveals what our eyes cannot see, where the past is buried for all time in the abysses of the forgotten with Andreas Franke, and where wildlife finds its ultimate bastion with Paul Nicklen.
Ocean photography and marine photography often require a high level of skill, as well as expert equipment that enables the photographer to reproduce the complex nature of the sea with as much precision as possible.