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Photo Exhibit Showcases Marine Life in Local Tide Pools

Patsee Ober Photography is based in Laguna Beach, California.


Patsee Ober Photography

February 21, 2020

An exhibit of photographs by Patsee Ober will be on view at the Aquarium from March 16 to May 16, 2020. Ober will give a talk about her process, equipment, and inspiration in creating the photos on the evening of March 16.

She plans her photoshoots using tide charts, weather maps, and surf reports. “There is no manipulation of these images on the computer or a darkroom,” she says. “They are what my eye discovers and my camera captures. This sea life of shapes, colors and forms amazes and astounds me as they appear in my work. My intention has always been to explore these tide pools, not to alter them. I work to find the right camera angle from which the inhabitants and the environment can be the most they can be–whatever that is! The intimacy of the tide pools allows me to explore space, angles, reflections, and light as they constantly change with the tide, currents, and orbit of the sun.”

Ober is a lifelong sailor, swimmer, surfer, and a licensed yacht captain based in Laguna Beach, California. She has participated in the Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival for seven years and travels the world to photograph tide pools and seascapes.