- Carmel Valley, California
Born in Miami and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Chip Hooper is best known for his ongoing series of ocean photographs. These seascapes are his most accomplished works to date, capturing the transient moments when light, water, and sky coalesce in transcendent beauty. He has made it his goal to photograph every major sea and ocean in the world.
“The process of creating photographs is a contemplative one,” says Hooper. “It is an exploration of my feelings as much as it is an exploration of what I am seeing. The best images always happen when what I am feeling becomes one with what I am seeing.”