Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other (Virginia Woolf)

Lighthouses have always fascinated me. Maybe it’s because I see them as symbols of steadiness unaffected by whatever storm, waves, or howling rain hits them. They provide orientation for those who’re steering their ships along a treacherous coast. Their beams have been saving many sailors who chose to expose themselves to the forces of the ocean.

In 2012, I started capturing the lighthouses along the California coast. I like to photograph theses iconic buildings in a way that also highlights their context – you’ll never see one of my lighthouse images that doesn’t also contain the ocean.

Point Cabrillo Lighhouse
Point Montara Light
Point Pinos Light during reconstruction, 2013
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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