Powerful Waves Crashing With the Force of Mythical Gods and Sea Creatures

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Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Sedna”

With her series Sirens, Rachael Talibart continues to elevate wave photography to an artform. Working with high shutter speeds, the English photographer freezes water in time, immortalizing each powerful drop. Her passion for stormy weather was shaped by her childhood on the south coast of England, and her sensitivity in capturing waves has made her a premier outdoor photographer.

Ongoing since 2016, Sirens sees Talibart photographing waves at just the right moment. Each frame is titled after a mythical sea creature or Norse or Greek god. In Loki, an alien face appears in the waves, bringing the Norse god crashing down on the viewer. While at other times, the form of the wave itself recalls the god after which it’s named (e.g. Medusa).

As a constant source of inspiration, the ocean continues to push Talibart in her photography. “For me, the ocean will always be a potent source of inspiration,” Talibart shares. “It makes small, unimportant things of us all yet, at the same time, it is exhilarating and profoundly life-affirming.”

Talibart will bring her Sirens series to the Brighton Photography Gallery for a solo exhibition opening in September 2018. Her book Sirens is also available for purchase via her website.

British photographer Rachael Talibart is known for her powerful photographs of waves.

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Goliath” Giant warrior (Hebrew)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Mishipeshu Roars” Underwater panther (Native American)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Pounce”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Nyx” Goddess of the night (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Sea nymph”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Niobe”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Nonook” King of bears (Inuit)

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Loki” Trickster god (Norse)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Maelstrom”

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Medusa” Snake-haired Gorgon (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Poseidon Rising” God of the Sea (Greek)

In her series Sirens, each wave is titled after a mythical sea creature or mythological god.

Wave Photography by Rachael Talibart

“Oceanus” Titan Lord of the Sea

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Raptor”

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Leviathan”

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Ligeia” Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning “clear-voiced, shrill, whistling”. This was the name of one of the Sirens in Greek legend. It was also used by Edgar Allan Poe in his story ‘Ligeia’ (1838).

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Anapos” Water god (Greek)

Photo of a wave by Rachael Talibart

“Ceto” Primordial sea goddess (Greek)

Rachael Talibart - Wave Photography

“Kraken” Giant sea monster (Norse)

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