New series by fine art photographer and printmaker Michael Massaia inspired by the similarities between the movement of the sky and the ocean. By inverting the ocean and printing it backwards, as it appears on the ground glass of his camera, he discovered that the image takes on a new shape—the sea becomes the land, blowing brushes appear, and mountain scenes can be perceived.
I have always been fascinated by the the similarities between movement of the sky and the movement of the ocean (the pull of tides and the pull of the atmosphere). In this portfolio I've simply printed the images the way the they appear on the ground glass of my 5x7 camera—inverted and backwards. I found it amazing how visually the ocean became the sky and sky the ocean—"the pull of the ocean surrenders to the pull of the sky."