A year ago or so I bought two exhibition catalogs of the photographs of Chip Hooper. I've like his work a lot since I first saw some large monochrome prints at a now closed gallery in NYC. His principal body of work is of shoreline views of the ocean and the extraordinary variations that occur. For the past several years I've been fortunate to have been able to spend a week or so at a beach front place in Florida that has allowed me to see what Chip Hooper regularly sees at the Pacific Ocean sites he frequents...those wonderful variations of sky, and sea and their perpetual interactions. The two 'graphs below were made at a location south of St. Augustine. The first, facing the ocean of course, and the second 180 degrees behind.