by Ben Thouard
This unique element is my source of inspiration and creativity. It is where I spend most of my time, it’s my comfort zone, and it’s where I feel at home. Since my early childhood and spending much of it in the water, I have developed an obsession for waves. This is what took me to the other side of the work and the island of Tahiti, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
For the last 10 years in Tahiti, I have developed my own style and path to create new and unseen ocean images and this is how the surface of the ocean became my obsession. It’s on the surface, or rather just below the surface, where everything takes place for me, this is where I decided to focus my craft.
Sculpted by the crazy energy of the swell, giving birth to the waves, the surface takes on unique shapes, changes appearance by the hour, displaying light shows and infinite textures. Under the water, the activity sometimes fades, for a split second, offering a glimpse into our world. Becoming a perfect mirror and you feel as though you’re inside a giant bubble.