Oceanside CA –Award-winning photographer and designer, Myles McGuinness, will showcase his limited edition surf photography printed on wood in his gallery on Artist Alley in Oceanside. To a backdrop of live tunes from The Red Fox Tails, the June 14 opening will feature prints of exotic locations, waves, and landscapes from places like California, Nicaragua and Indonesia
Proceeds from the event will benefit San Diego Coastkeeper, a nonprofit that protects and restores swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County.
These wood prints are the result of many years searching for a new medium to display photography, fine tuning along the way, figuring out new processes, and discovering what type of images work best. “My design background plays a large role in how I frame the subject, to what time of day I shoot and how the images are processed. With these images, I look to combine a certain energy, a feeling with unique sense of light, framed at a decisive moment in time. At the heart, it all comes back to the ocean and what it is that draws us to it.” Subtle but bold. Simple yet deeply complex. Instantaneous but timeless.
McGuinness showcase, which runs from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., will display unique pieces depicting famous surf locations including San Diego’s own Blacks Beach, the break of Padang Padang in Bali, and Grajagan (better known as G-land) in Java, Indonesia. McGuinness is well known in the art community and has had works in the California Surf Museum and National Geographic as well as exhibitions in the U.S., Brazil, France and Italy.
Myles captures many of his photos while swimming with his water housing, then prints the images directly on the wood. Each print is unique and are one-of-kind because the unique wood grain and color varies from print to print. He carefully selects each piece to match the grain to the individual image. The wood is Forest Steward Council (FSC) certified and grown in sustainable forests.
McGuinness grew up across the U.S. and his traveling developed his itch for exploration. He holds degrees in photography and graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design. He currently resides in Oceanside with his wife and two children.