NEWS 2015: Internationally renowned adventure and water photographer Ted Grambeau made a personal commitment to document the ocean at sunrise, creating a body of work that would tell a story and communicate a message of change.

My wish is to inspire the choice of change through The Art of Awareness. I want to bring awareness to one of the major environmental issues of our time through the medium of fine art photography.
— Ted Grambeau


Documenting the ocean at sea level has created a channel to introduce you to the issues of climate change. As a surf photographer and member of the surf community I feel morally compelled to raise awareness in the only way I know how - through my photography.

The rise in sea level is not a single generation issue, but we are now at the threshold of a tipping point and this generation has the last opportunity to effect change before it’s irreversible.

As this photography project has evolved I’ve been able to reflect on the importance of sea level in my life, my entire existence revolves around it. I've made a personal commitment to creatively document this silent change. A photographic body of work that is designed to inspire and give rise to ponder, discuss and consider the effects we are having on our planet through our everyday living choices.

A symphony of light dancing across the oceans surface.

Through my camera I’ve captured the elements of nature that create each unique image, a moment in time that’s absolute reality but invisible to the naked eye. It’s this invisibility that parallels with the issue of climate change SEALEVEL - Silence of Change.


Pipeline Gallery | HAWAII

2015 -2016 SEALEVEL - The Art of Awareness was first exhibited at the Pipeline Gallery on the North Shore, Oahu. Hawaii on Wednesday 2nd – 7th December 2015.

Thank you to Sarah and the team at Pipeline Gallery and Matt Beacham for photographically covering the event.