Ralph Lyon, Ewa Beach, Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement Aloha!
"...The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever..." ~ Jacques Cousteau
I grew up on a small family farm in rural Mississippi. Living close to the land, raising all our food, has made me appreciate nature. Yet, it is the sea who captured my imagination at an early age. She has been a kind mistress. I've sailed her waters, sampled her treats, explored her depths, yet my love affair has not faded through the years. I can never be far from her.
The natural world astounds me. I am, at heart, a documentary photographer, attempting to capture those wonders with realism. Occasionally I venture into artsy stuff. Small wonders fascinate me, as do sweeping landscapes. I especially enjoy macro photography. From time to time, I'll post some of those images.
I hope you will enjoy my works as you peer into my world. I cherish the opportunity to share.