People Floating in the Water

Posted by Alex

via CeeMarie

via Domino Island

via Domino Island

One of my favorite posts I’ve written here on ISO50 was on Asako Narahashi. I recently bought the book, which I would highly recommend if you enjoyed her photos. Like all photo books I buy, it’s hard to resist the urge to cut out and frame all the pages, as opposed to letting them all live together in their intended format. A friend of mine has his Richard Misrach On The Beach book adorning his walls and it looks great.

Anyway, the point is that Narahashi’s photos were one of my favorite things I’ve found scouring the internet for the blog. The photos above remind me of her series half awake and half asleep in the water, with the obvious addition of human beings. I prefer her photos (the absence of humanity gives them their distinctive mood), but these are still captivating in their own right.

In order the photos come to us from CeeMarie, and two from Domino Island.

If underwater housings for the 5DMKII weren’t SO EXPENSIVE I would be out in the bay right now shooting my own version.

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Tim says:

July 8, 2010 at 2:29 am

Beautiful photos, and the work by Asako Narahashi and Richard Misrach just blew me away. Thanks for posting up these ‘continuation posts’ Alex – it gives those of us who haven’t been reading the blog that long a chance to see your previous inspiration that would otherwise remain in the archive. I’m glad Narahashi hasn’t escaped my attention.


Bradley Jon DeLoatche says:

December 22, 2010 at 11:51 pm

this is a small world. i’ve followed this site for years. now one of my friends, ceeemarie (that’s 3 e’s), shows up on here. we are both from the small town of ocala, florida. crazy. that’s always been my favorite photo of hers. i’m not sure how i missed this post until today.

ps – i just got my coastal break t-shirt in the mail today and i wore it and hung out with ceeemarie. =) cheers to coincidence and good taste.