Coastal Empire opening October 24, 2014 - Atlanta, GA

07.08.14


DSP COASTAL EMPIRE WEB OCT24

Join Doug for the opening night of his one-man show Coastal Empire:


The Coastal Empire exhibit opening night: October 24th

starting at 6:00pm at
370 Trabert Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

The exhibit will run through the end of September.

From leaning out of helicopter doors over Georgia’s Savannah River, to crouching knee-deep in mud with the wild horses of Cumberland Island, Fine Art Travel Photographer Douglas Stratton has spent years capturing the untouched beauty of the South. On October 24th, Stratton will present his work at the opening of his solo exhibition, “Coastal Empire.”

Coastal Empire is Stratton’s third solo art show. The exhibit will consist of 15 prints from Beaufort, South Carolina down to the islands that pepper Savannah’s coast. Ranging from abandoned tugboats to shaded plantations, all of the 40 x 60,  30 x 45 and 20 x 30 prints will be available for purchase. Among others, the exhibition will include pieces such as Break of Day, Lost,  Ghost on the Shore, and Lonesome Creation.

“It was while I was photographing Jekyll Island that I realized I wanted to document this majestic area,” Stratton said. “Georgia’s coast is exquisitely underdeveloped, and not many people are able to see it because the islands aren’t always easily accessible.”

For the Atlanta-based photographer who grew up crabbing and surfing along the Jersey Shore and has lived in Charleston and San Diego, shooting the coastal empire’s multifaceted splendor came naturally to him.