Seascapes is an extensive study of the ocean as the tides move in and out and waves crash against the shore. Created by Helsinki-based photographer Antti Viitala, every composition follows the same structure where overcast skies and deep blue water blend together at a straight horizon line, which cuts directly across the center.
This series of twelve images feature autumn storms as they hit Camps Bay beach near Cape Town, South Africa. Viitala uses long exposures to capture the motion and rich textures of water and sand as they collide together in the meditative scenes. Although there are many similarities throughout the series, not one photograph is alike. Through the work, the artist invites the viewer to reflect upon the forces of nature and to connect with the calming beauty in the landscapes.
According to his bio, Viitala’s “approach to his work pays homage to the craft of photographers of old. Reaching back through the ages, he couples the inspiration of the old masters, with a firm grasp of modern technology allowing the finest of nuances to be elicited.”