The ocean has long been calling to Colombian-born, New York-based photographer Adriana Echavarria-Eisenhower. Her meditative and serene seascapes are an ongoing project that she has captured on the shores of Montauk, Long Island for the last 15 years. Shooting in early mornings and late afternoons, she returns to the sea every chance she gets, mesmerized by its “ever-changing light, its motion, its horizon, its mystery and grandeur—its sublimity.”
Originally a dancer, Echavarria-Eisenhower’s seascapes channel a certain lyrical poise and grace, stunning in their expanse, perpetual in their calm. Working as both a landscape and portrait photographer, her vision remains the same—searching for the quiet, peaceful and poetic moments within a frame. She is currently in the works of two books, one compiling photographs of artists, writers and politicians that she has met throughout the years, the other compiling her decade and a half of capturing the ocean.
Presented by the Anne Fontaine Foundation, Echavarria-Eisenhower will be participating in the group exhibition Trees in Focus for the second year in a row. Featuring 35 renowned photographers, the exhibition aims to raise awareness and funds dedicated to the reforestation of endangered forests, especially the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. It opens March 28th, 2014 at Sotheby’s in Paris.