11-inch x 14-inch frame with double mat, 8-inch x 10-inch black and white underwater art metallic print of California Giant kelp displayed in contemporary sleek black frame


  • 8" x 10" metallic print in black and white
  • Double mat in duo grey tones framed to 11" x 14" to enhance artistic print style
  • Sleek black frame to provide a contemporary stylistic approach to underwater photography
  • Accompanied by a fold out easel for table-top display
  • Frame includes plastic inserts if gallery-style wall hanging is preferred
  • Autographed by photographer on print
  • Photographer's limited edition approach to this piece of art
  • Current inventory is the last of its kind
  • Fantastic conversation piece that will add life and beauty to any room's existing design


Subject: California Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera


Name: Artist Perspective Inverted


Location: Channel Islands, CA


Subject Description: In the Northern hemisphere, Giant Kelp is most commonly found on the Pacific coast all the way from Alaska to Baja, California along rocky shorelines. While it looks like a plant, kelp is actually a form of large brown algae and doesn't have any roots at all. It has root-like grabbers, called "holdfasts" that wrap themselves around rocks on the ocean floor. From all the way to the bottom of the sea, kelp can range from 6 to 100+ feet tall as it reaches toward the sun. Instead of having roots, kelp gets all of its nutrients through photosynthesis from its fronds (leaves).


Artist's Narrative: This photograph was taken during a 4-day live aboard trip sailing among the Southern Channel Islands, California U.S.A. I was with a large group of photographer friends and was looking for a new and interesting way to set my camera settings, in effort to photograph a typical subject with some flare and artistic quality. The trip leader suggested trying an unconventional photographic approach that would intentionally blur the background and areas surrounding the subject, while leaving the subject completely crisp and in focus. However, the tricky part to this type of photography was that there had to be movement of the camera past the subject in order to create the blur. As you can imagine, it could be a bit tricky to find a stationary object underwater and get myself moving past it quickly enough to create the desired effect. So there I was, swimming back and forth in front of random objects as fast as I could with my new camera settings in place trying to make the perfect swirl effect. Several attempts were made to figure out the technique and exactly how to create underwater art. The photograph you see here was one of my best shots of the day. Entitled, Artistic Perspective, the name seemed to easily fit as it was the first time I took an artistic approach to underwater photography. It was also the day I graduated from my constant attempts of achieving the perfectly composed, most evenly exposed photograph. It was the first day my photography took an Artistic Perspective.

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Shipping Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 4 x 16 in
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Artistic Perspective Inverted

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Print Size

8" x 10"

Product Size

13" x 16"

Product Weight

2.59 lbs

Framed 11x14 Black & White Print of Giant Kelp Contemporary Ocean Home Décor

SKU: 1019