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Myles McGuinness

Surf Photographer

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Myles McGuinness

Oceanside, California

Inspired by a lifetime of traveling, Myles was raised on saltwater and snow. He grew up across the U.S. in such places as the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina, and along with the coastal beaches of Georgia, Texas, Florida and California. You could say he traveled a lot as a kid and developed a certain itch for exploration.

His images reflect an elegant simplicity that is drawn from the magic and spirit of the sea, the land, and the people whose paths he has cross along the way. Continuing the journey recent travels include Indonesia, Nicaragua, Scotland, Australia and Hawaii. Myles happily now calls Oceanside, California, home. When he's not working he can be found either in the line-up surfing or spending time with his wife and two children.

With my images I look to combine a certain energy, a feeling, with unique light, at equally interesting moment in time. I am drawn to the textures and patterns of waves, a persons face or a distant location. At the heart, it all comes back to the ocean, and what it is that draws us to it. It keeps me up at night. I cannot turn it off in my head. I have learned the best way to express my passion for it is through photography. Its feeling and essence is what I try to embody and capture within my images. Subtle but bold. Simple yet deeply complex. Instantaneous but timeless.

Saltwater- {drawn from the magic and the spirit of the sea}

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