There are over 3,200 square miles of wetlands in the Carolina coastal plain—slow-moving backwaters and blackwater creeks, the water sometimes so dark your fingers disappear before your elbow gets wet. My passion is capturing the beauty of these wetlands, the shunned places heavy with the weight of our cultural baggage, the dark places full of surprising light.
These wetlands have largely survived because they’re unprofitable—too wet to farm or develop—but they are vital to our health and vulnerable to our neglect. 5% of the profits from this site are donated to Sound Rivers, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending the health of the rivers in eastern North Carolina.
Sometimes the essential form of a landscape is more identifiable when stripped of the distraction of color.