"David Batchelder made these photographs between 2010 and 2015 in the tidal zone on the beaches that fringe Isle of Palms, a small barrier island off Charleston, on the eastern coast of the United States. Unless you are an expert in geology or marine biology, you would not know this from looking at the images. Like much of our surroundings, these beaches could be many places in the world, and many more places in the mind", writes David Campany in his essay.
The images in this tome were taken by a hand-held camera that David Batchelder pointed downwards. "The camera records and makes permanent a world in flux", as David Campany states, and one might wonder what exactly the role of the photographer is? I mean, does holding a camera make you a photographer?
Yes, it does. If you are doing it regularly (and not just occasionally). As a Finnish photography student once said to me: I can bake but that doesn't make me a baker. Baking for a living is making me a baker. In other words, if what you are doing most of the time revolves around taking pictures then you are a photographer.
For more, see my review on http://www.fstopmagazine.com/