Silver / 2016 / Nature / Trees

The Boneyard, Botany Bay

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Trees
  • Company
    Jack Curran Photography
  • Photographer
    Jack Curran

The Boneyard at Botany Bay in South Carolina, what a beautiful yet mysterious place! I arrived at sunrise on a gloomy, rainy day with a high tide climbing the beach. Slowly, over time, the beach has been pushed and pulled by rising waters, to the extent that the trees along the outer reaches have become one with the ocean creating what is known as the Boneyard. Dead, but visually vibrant trees create an eerie yet compelling story of our environment. While they have held their place in time, time and a rising ocean will soon take them.

You might say there was a natural collision of circumstances between Jack’s nearly lifelong love of nature, and that of photography. His wondrous journey into nature began when he attended an Outward Bound month-long wilderness course at age 16. At 18, (just over 40 years ago) he picked up his first camera, developed his first B&W print in the darkroom and quickly put his two passions together.

In recent years Jack’s photography has been exhibited in Paris, Athens, Berlin, Moscow, and Malaga Spain and domestically in the US and published internationally.