World renowned marine photographer Philip Plisson presents his debut UK exhibition entitled âThe Seaâ. Plisson holds the distinguished title of Official Painter of the Navy (France) and has travelled around the world for over 30 years to capture the spirit of the sea in thousands of images.
Plissonâs spectacular photographs are diverse; from a solitary surfer to the opulence and grandeur of Queen Mary 2, he shares the magic of the sea in all its moods. Not only does Plisson have the ability to photograph romantic seascapes, but his sailorâs eye has recorded the drama of the J-class races, the sedate tall ships, the intrepid dragon boats and many other sailing craft.
Plissonâs award-winning photographs can be found in households and businesses around the world, with one photograph âAvis de coup de vent sur les poulainsâ gracing 2 million homes. Plisson explains how his love and talent for photography of the sea started, âIn the summer of 1956, inspired by the masters of marine photography, the Beken family of Cowes, I took my first shots of yachts aboard my punt on the La TrinitÃ© River in France. Back then I didnât know that one of my dreams would come true - a lifetime of combining my two passions, sailing and photography, just like the Beken family did for more than 100 years.â
At the exhibition over 60 iconic images will be showcased, taking visitors on a globe hopping journey to share Plissonâs life-long passion for the sea. Not only will there be images for every taste, but prints will be available to purchase as fine art limited editions as well as open edition prints. Plissonâs work is captivating and visitors have the opportunity to take a memento home, be it a print, a book or one of the 60 fine art greeting cards.
With countless exhibitions and over 42 books to his name, Plisson is particularly excited about his first UK exhibition, âI really believe that the British are the most maritime people of the world and to exhibit at the.gallery@oxo on the bank of the River Thames in the heart of London