Phil Cothran, Kihei, HI Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement Photography has always played a role in my life capturing memories and moments in time. Growing up in South Carolina and then moving to Aspen, CO in my 20's allowed me to photograph amazing scenery, events and snapshots of my life. However, when I moved to Maui in 2001, I entered a whole new realm of Photography which is my passion...in the world under the Ocean.
Living in Hawaii has always been a desire of mine, but I never knew that feeling "One" with the Ocean would bring such a sense of being free... Meeting creatures as magnificent as Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Green Sea Turtles, and all of the other beautiful animals in the ocean, and having them graciously allow me to photograph them, has truly helped me to recognize "Freedom" in the most raw sense of the word...
I hope through my Photographs you too, will be able to feel the release of knowing "Freedom" as the animals of the Ocean do!
Please enjoy my photographs and thanks for your support!