Here and Now
Fine Art Print
2019, Open Edition
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing.
The photographs in this collection are intended to communicate the influence of the sea as a place of introspection and a visual reprieve. These surf images in particular are about finding the peace in between the chaotic events in life. I hear surfers talk all the time about the meditative moments they have in the water while they wait or watch for the perfect wave. I am not a surfer, but I have many in my life, so I wanted to capture the feeling they describe visually.
San Diego, California
Mia DelCasino is a photographer from San Diego, California whose portfolio of minimalist shoreline photography offers a soothing sense of peace in modern times. Her photographs embody a moment of stillness with strong lines, monochromatic color schemes, and her signature intentionally-blurred ocean horizon. Her images have a living quality to them - as if with an inhale, they draw viewers in, hold them for a moment in stillness, and then release them back into the world. To create a piece, Mia first selects a mood and feeling, then visits multiple locations, patiently seeking the exact angle that "feels right.” After shooting on location, she returns to the small studio in her home which is the physical manifestation of her artistic style - neat, minimalist, and with a view out onto the ocean. She cites one of her influences as the American painter Mark Rothko, whose paintings share an engrossing atmosphere with Mia’s photographs. Mia has a BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Art and Media Communications. Her photographs are held in private and corporate collections, including Barclays Capital in NY, Shumway Capital in NY, Bridge Bank in Menlo Park, and UC San Diego among others.