Portrait of the Sea: Bob Wicklund

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I have a few jobs. 1. Photographer – weddings, family portraits, etc. And 2. Graphic Designer at Mariner Media, Inc. — a marketing firm / ad agency / publishing company in Buena Vista, VA. But my two jobs overlap quite a bit. For instance, a few weeks ago, I took a ton of product shots for a local business’s website, and today was head shots. I’ve actually taken a lot of portraits and product shots for website, books, etc. And I have to say, I love it!

Today’s portrait was of an oceanic adventurer, deep sea diver, pioneer, and author of Eyes in the Sea, Bob Wicklund. I’ve met him twice now, but I’ve also read his book.
The book is in the final stages of editing before it goes to print, but when it comes out I’ll announce it. Whether you like the sea or not, this man was one of the first to truly explore it, document the habits of never-before seen sea creatures, and live in the ocean for days at a time. It’s really amazing stuff!

Click here to pre-order the book from Mariner Media’s website (fyi, a new website for MM is coming soon!) And again, this book really is an eye-opener to life in the ocean and the history of oceanic exploration — from one of the first to explore it!

And here are my two favorite shots of the day!


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