Rachael Talibart’s series Sirens continues to elevate wave photography to the level of an art form. The English photographer uses high shutter speeds to freeze water in time, immortalizing each powerful drop. Her childhood on the south coast of England shaped her passion for stormy weather, and her sensitivity in capturing waves has made her a premier outdoor photographer.
Sirens, which has been running since 2016, features Talibart photographing waves at just the right moment. Each frame is named after a mythical sea creature, Norse or Greek god, or both. Aliens’ faces appear in the waves in Loki, bringing the Norse god crashing down on the viewer. At times, the shape of the wave itself recalls the god after whom it is named (e.g. Medusa).
The ocean, as a constant source of inspiration, continues to push Talibart’s photography. “The ocean will always be a powerful source of inspiration for me,” Talibart says. “It makes small, insignificant things of us all while being exhilarating and profoundly life-affirming.”
Talibart will present her Sirens series in a solo exhibition at the Brighton Photography Gallery in September 2018. Sirens, her book, is also available for purchase through her website.
Rachael Talibart, a British photographer, is well-known for her powerful images of waves.
Each wave in her Sirens series is named after a mythical sea creature or mythological god.