John Offenbach : Calm Sea (click on thumbnails to enlarge)

Yet again John Offenbach has turned in an exceptional series. This time his hand has created images of such delicacy and definition its almost painful. Simple subject, but beautifully interpreted. No one else could do this. How great would it be to produce an advertising campaign that uses photography of this quality? Imagine a poster site featuring anyone of these powerful, elegant images… Or any media for that matter, showing, if not these, then photography using and reflecting images like these, with their undeniable high level of simple excellence. This is bare bones photography, not the fashionable heavily re-touched, clunky, colour images now so popular because of the iPhone. I can guarantee that ‘the man in the street” would stop and be impressed. People are a lot more visually literate than most imagine.