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Welcome to Richard Alan Cohen Fine Art Photography.  

Click on this review of my "Waterline" images by Kat Kiernan: Don't Take Pictures: "Rule Breakers"

Click on this review by Elin Spring of "Waterlines" in First Look, a 5-person juried show at Panopticon Gallery, 1/4/18-2/27/18: What Will You Remember 

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This image is from the Overboard portfolio. For over a year now, I have been making photographs of boat hulls sitting in their cradles in boatyards. The waterline - that border that floats between air and water - is often worn and encrusted with the evidence of the past season(s), and I have imagined landscape imagery encoded by that residue. The waterline is sometimes interrupted by drains and scupper holes from which the outflow leaves traces of various corrosives, rust, and pollutants disgorged from within. These images provide inescapable evidence of the downside of the sailor’s voyage on the sea. At the same time, the images allow the mind’s eye to be transported to new places, much like the boats on which they are found.