Here is grit and gristle. David Wasserman stands for a portrait on McClures Beach, in Point Reyes National Seashore, near sunset. Yes it was just that kind of light that thrills photographers. He had been working close to the sand, which the wind carried into the air. Some of it along with the Pacific washed over him as he collected images, some he would later use to display his intense graphically conceptual style. One of the times I remember walking with him with our cameras was on the defunct West Side Highway in the shadow of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. Between the endless graffiti and cracks and rust in the road, you could see he was in heaven. I have a great shot of him from that time pulling his SLR out of a ragged day pack to get an isolated closeup of some ancient artifact embedded in the road surface. Trained as a Biologist, he strives for technical perfection and serves as Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Art, San Francisco. Any student who is lucky enough to have this man as their instructor will benefit from his lifetime of experience. Check out his website, it will blow you away. As it says on Google He describes his photography as graphically minimalist, with both conceptual and non-conceptual still life, products on location. Also macro and landscape techniques. He encourages companies to utilize his well trained eye to create graphic icons. That about covers it.
Cumberland Island National Seashore did not disappoint. I have grown up hearing about camping trips on this island and have finally been able to walk it myself. It truly has something for everyone; historical sites, wide sweeping beaches, inter-coastal waterways, lush forest, opportunity for community and solitude. 10/10 would camp again!