/ 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.

Awards Jack has been internationally awarded, having won Gold or 1st place in IPA, PX3, ND Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, Tokyo International Foto Awards, International Gala/Pollux Awards, Black and White Spider Awards and Black and White Photography Magazines Portfolio Awards. Most recently in 2018, Jack was voted the #2 Black and White photographer globally by One Eyeland.