Meet Ernest H. Brooks II, Photographer and Environmental Activist, at photo l.a.
Award winning photographer, ambassador of the marine environment, adventurer, diver and educator, Ernest H. Brooks II will introduce two collections of his black and white photography: “Silver Seas” and “Antarctica” at the photokunst booth (B 206) during photo l.a., January 13 to 17, in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Brooks will also be part of “Troubled Waters”, a panel discussion organized by photokunst, on Sunday, January 16.
Friday Harbor, WA (PRWEB) December 27, 2010
Award winning photographer, ambassador of the marine environment, adventurer, diver and educator, Ernest H. Brooks II will introduce two collections of his black and white photography: “Silver Seas” and “Antarctica” at the photokunst booth (B 206) during photo l.a., January 13 to 17, in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
As the son of Ernest H. Brooks, founder of the internationally renowned Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA., Ernie Brooks served as the head of Brooks Institute for many years. As a frequent keynote speaker at international conventions, he encouraged photographic education and promoted black and white photography as a universal language.
Brooks will also be part of “Troubled Waters”, a panel discussion organized by photokunst, on Sunday, January 16 at 1 PM in the Marquee Room of the Double Tree Guest Suites Santa Monica, 1707 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA. A book signing with photokunst photographers Brooks and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly, will follow at 2:30 PM in the photokunst booth (B 206) of photo l.a. in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Silver Seas a body of under water photography documents the diversity of life from oceans around the world, and Antarctica, shot with an infrared camera, is an exploration of the delicate environment which holds within its ice global records of the earth’s natural climate cycles.
“As light enters the water, the brightest colors are filtered out–the reds, oranges and yellows being the first to disappear. So by choosing a palette of black and white, Ernie captures a quality that is more true, more revealing of the sea, than the color images that so easily seduce us.”"” Jean-Michel Cousteau
As a noted professional photographer, Ernest H. Brooks II has won international acclaim for underwater photography and audio/visual presentation and, in his pursuit of dramatic marine images, has descended into the treacherous waters beneath the polar ice caps and into the depths of every ocean on Earth.
His photographic legacy is the evidence that has illustrated the dramatic changes in our oceans, and he himself remains a tremendous voice for oceanic exploration, and through that, the preservation of our marine environment.
As a trailblazer in the development of underwater photographic equipment and technique, Brooks has witnessed great industry advances and though he has harnessed and implemented much of that new technology, at a time when a plethora of color underwater photographs illustrate magazines and glossy brochures, he, perhaps surprisingly, still favors black and white.
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View the Silver Seas and Antarctica collections at http://www.photokunst.com.
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