pieces is a black and white photo study of sea shells that are often overlooked due to their less than perfect condition.
the subjects are shells that have been broken and reformed by the power of the oceans waves. Each one is unique in it's ability to throw light and shadows in a much more interesting way than their untouched perfect counterparts. This project began as an idea a few years ago on the beach. While walking on Long Boat Key I stopped to collect a few broken shells with interesting shapes. By the end of the walk I had my pockets stuffed full of broken shells and my head full of creative ideas. I feel the shells have attained a second purpose in life by allowing me to make and share the gift of art. - JH