Sea of Light Lecture
Richard Salas’s Underwater trilogy of books began with “Sea Of Light” which
illuminates the dazzling colors and dense profusion of life in California’s Channel
Islands. He has brought us an astounding array of life and color, and shares these
portraits of his “underwater family” along with stories of his adventures as an
Richard’s aim is to increase awareness of our dependence on the ocean and give
us a sense of personal relationships with the creatures he photographs. His success
at this is evidenced by people’s comments, “I never thought of fish as having
personalities before!” is a common refrain.
It is partly Richard’s gift of getting close to his subjects, and their apparent trust of
him, that makes his art so engaging. Add to that his skill with light, and you have
images that take people’s breath away. His talks are informative, and his speaking
style is authentic and peppered with humor. Richard’s quiet mastery of his
art, combined with his mission of service to the ocean and her inhabitants, make his
presentations unforgettable and transformative.