Water Perspective: Perrin James

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.

Perrin James

“The ocean has taught me humility more than anything. Whenever our pride or ego takes us somewhere we should be, the ocean is there too either delicately put you back in your place, or almost take your life. The ocean reminds everyday of what I’m thankful for, and that without it, I’m not sure I’d be a very good land dweller.”

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