Captivated by the texture, color and power of the ocean since he was a kid, Nick Allen first started photographing waves as an art student at Humboldt State University in Northern California back in the early 90s. After going through a lot of canvases, Nick finally realized that he was meant to be a photographer, not a painter.
Continuing his education at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, where he learned about the technical aspects of commercial photography—portraiture, studio lighting and digital imaging. Bringing his technical skills and fascination for the ocean together, he started seeing and photographing waves in an entirely new way, fascinated by the behavior of light as it passes through different parts of the wave.
The exhibit can be seen during library open hours when the room is not in use.
Nick Allen's website