“Captured by the Sea” is an evolving body of work documenting sun-seekers at the beach. A play-on-words, the title of this series communicates the state of mind of my subjects, as well as the act of my photographing them. When I create these images, I work as a discrete observer of the people and landscape unfolding around me. Every detail has significance, from the colors and textures, to facial expressions and body language. It is the juxtaposition of these details in the foreground, mid-ground, and background of the photograph that lends an otherwise unremarkable scene a surreal dreamlike quality. My goal is to create photographs with enough detail and content that they encourage curiosity and provoke a create narrative within the viewer.
Jessica Cantlin is a fine art photographer and writer. After leaving her career as a successful attorney, Jessica searched for ways to “feed her wanderlust”. By creating the popular blog of the same name, she was able to document her travels and share her experiences, with the hopes of inspiring others to appreciate the beauty surrounding them.