Water Perspective: James Katsipis

The School of Continued Oceanic Education is experiencing an exponential growth in its enrollment. The attractive nature of the course load, along with the submerged classroom environment, seem to have this year’s attendance near an all time high. The crew at Whalebone tracked down a few of the more advanced students in the school’s photography program to survey them on their experiences with ongoing classes. All students were asked the same question: “If there is one lesson that the ocean/water has taught you, that you’ve applied to your life, what would it be?” The following is a series featuring each’s response in both words and photos.

James Katsipis

“One thing the ocean had without a doubt taught me is humility. Nothing makes me feel more right-sized than swimming off the coast of our giant bluffs or into a big swell off the point. When I look back to shore, I realize just how small I really am, and that something greater than myself is in control. It’s a great feeling.”

As featured in Whalebone’s eighth issue, the Water Issue. Check out more of James’ work on his website + Instagram.