David King Rowe IV has long been finding tranquil moments at the intersection of land, sea, and sky. Born on the Central Coast of California, Rowe approaches the American West Coast with an outsider’s sense of wonder. Channeling early pioneers such as Edward Steichen, Gustave Le Gray, Paul Strand, and Alfred Stieglitz, Rowe turns his eyes toward horizons, coasts, and other earthly thresholds in an attempt to "romanticize the tangible". His work asks us to forget what we know: the beach becomes an abstract meeting of surface, the horizon a meditation on light, space, and form. Though Rowe has photographed extensively throughout Europe and East Asia, the Pacific Coast remains his true love. Capturing the ever-shifting mood of the coastline and its immediate natural surroundings, Rowe uses the subtle abstraction of the black-and-white medium to create impressions at once eerie and familiar.

Icelandic Coastline, 2015

Icelandic Coastline, 2015