acrilica

ocean portraits
2017 - 

Long exposure photograph of waves crashing on rocks

Creation

2017
Mar Del Plata
Province of Buenos Aires
Argentina


The destructive force of wave on rock eventually creates a beach

Long exposure photograph of a wave breaking, giving the suggestion of the appearance of a DNA strand

DNA

2017
Miramar
Province of Buenos Aires
Argentina


We ourselves are mostly water, with a dash of salt...

Photograph of wave rolling into shore

Rolling

2017
Mar Del Plata
Province of Buenos Aires
Argentina

Long exposure colour closeup photograph of a wave in the South Atlantic

Wave

2017
Mar Del Plata
Province of Buenos Aires
Argentina

Long exposure closeup photograph of the crest of wave

Crest

2017
Miramar
Province of Buenos Aires
Argentina

More from acrilica soon

about acrilica


My work is influenced by paintings rather than photography, and over the course of my career this influence has evolved a style which feedback regularly likens to paintings.
Acrylic paint, "pintura acrilica" in the Spanish language used where these works were created, is a paint made up of plastic particles suspended in water.
Since we have allowed the oceans to become a body of water full of suspended plastic particles, it could be argued that the oceans are now themselves acrylic paint. By using the camera with a deliberately long exposure, in slow brush-like movements, it is possible to 'dry' the paint.
The acrilica collection of oceanic portraits is intended to show the beauty of the ocean, and inspire the next generations to take better care of them than we have. 

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