I recently decided to do a new series of seashell photographs. Men drool over beautiful cars, but I am more fascinated with shells. As for photography, I see it as a new (at least for me) mode of expression — a respite from the sometimes arduous task of wrestling with words. I hope you enjoy viewing the collection.

Note: All eight  photos are for sale on the  Society6  website as prints, wall art and home decor. By making a purchase, you would be helping me maintain Marine Café Blog, which is now on its 11th year. For details, click here.

© B.U. 2020

© B.U. 2020

When I look at seashells, I do not see the former armour of a marine mollusc. I see the grandeur of a cathedral or a mosque.

© B.U. 2020

© B.U. 2020

Holding a seashell close to your ear will not only strike the musical chords of the ocean. If you’re in the mood, you might even hear some Baroque church music by Johann Sebastian Bach.

© B.U. 2020

© B.U. 2020

It is not only their delightful shapes and stunning geometry that draw one to seashells. It is their power to kindle the imagination. Looking at seashells calls forth tales from the deep — of Odysseus and the Sirens, Captain Ahab and Moby-Dick — and the tapestry of real loves and real tragedies that has unfolded over the centuries as humans try to come to terms with the sea.

© B.U. 2020

If you’d like to own any of these works, visit Society6 or click here.

~Barista Uno

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