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15 Powerful Photos Of Waves Captured By Ray Collins

Published 1 month ago

Ray Collins is a photographer who loves to capture the emotion of waves. According to him, the ocean is a living breathing entity and he wants to make portraits of it. “I want to show its moods”, says the photographer in an interview with DeMilked. “It’s not always palm trees and white sand, you know? It’s an immensely powerful mass of energy. The fact that everything is ephemeral. Whenever I swim with my camera I know I’m going to capture something never seen before keeps me inspired to keep running”, he adds.

Collins also shared how an accident in 2017 led him towards photography- “I injured my knee in an underground coal mine and needed something to challenge myself mentally while I was in rehab, so I bought a camera and read the manual a lot, and took photos of my dog while seeing how the buttons and dials changed the way the images looked. After some months my doctor said I should swim to help strengthen my knee, so I bought a water housing for my camera and soon took it into the waves.”

Check out some of his wonderful shots in the gallery below.

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The photographer considers the ocean as his childhood best friend. “My dad passed away when I was young and I feel like I learned a lot of life lessons from being in and around the water. Lessons on patience, respect, humility, and how to go with the flow”, he says.

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He also explained, “The ocean is all I’ve ever known, I turn to it to celebrate or when I’m anxious or stressed and all of the emotions in between. Surfing is such a great reset! I love riding waves on all types of water craft and I think photographing it as a subject was a natural decision for me.”

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya loves to explore beautiful, crazy, and wholesome stuff on the internet. She seeks to find something interesting in everything and strives to share her inspirations and explorations with people all over the world.

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