Long exposure photos of seascapes by Nathan Wirth combined with popular characters from films such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Godzilla, King Kong, etc. that are meant to be nostalgic and to emulate the rudimentary special effects of early movies before the advent of CGI. Wirth points out that the significant part of these fantastical stories of distant worlds, monsters, and heroes was that it sparked his own imagination and ignited his own stories when he played as a child.
These images—with their various characters, machines and creatures from the books, comics, and films that readily activated my imagination as a child—are in no way meant to be realistic. Intending to emulate the rudimentary special effects of films past, I had no desire to make these visually believable. I want viewers to embrace these images' flaws and open their imaginations to the simple, whimsical stories each one tells. They are, in the end, meant to be merely nothing more than a nostalgic look back at my childhood engagement with such fantasies, and how—even though I no longer pay much attention to these worlds—that same inspiration, on some level, still inspires me to create my own stories (and, as the backdrop, I have used many of my long exposure seascapes to help tell my versions of these stories).