Art and Photography

Ocean Art and Photography Podcast Stories

Inspiration from our ocean world can be expressed in many artistic forms. Whether photographing, drawing, or painting animals and underwater scenes the people who re-create the ocean world have amazing stories from their time spent pursuing their art.  

Episode 37: Steve Lonhart

Steve Lonhart – Marine Scientist, 3,000+ dives In Episode 37 we speak with Steve Lonhart, marine scientist in Central California with over 3,000 scuba dives under his belt. Steve shares his life of researching the reefs and kelp forests around Monterey to better understand the changes to our ocean over time. We hear about the...

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Episode 34: John Brasen

John Brasen and Pacific Longboarder Magazine In Episode 34 we speak with John Brasen, life-long Australian surfer and 20-year editor of Pacific Longboarder Magazine. John shares with us his harrowing tale of being resuscitated at Sunset Beach in 2018, early stories of growing up on the Gold Coast, and how he suddenly found himself as...

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Episode 29: Pia Oyarzun

Pia Oyarzun and Made in the Water In episode 29 we speak with Pia Oyarzun, an amazing woman who has a built a great ocean life in the Bahamas as an underwater photographer. Pia shares with us her stories of growing up in the ocean of both the Bahamas and Chile, finding her passion for...

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Episode 28: Mike Bolton

Mike Bolton and a Life with Sharks In episode 28 we speak with Mike Bolton, a legendary underwater photographer and shark conservationist who has spent a lifetime working to raise awareness of our ocean world. Mike shares stories from learning to dive in Panama’s pristine waters in the 60’s, becoming a competitive spearfisherman, and working...

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Episode 26: Shavardo Wilson

Shavardo Wilson and All Angles of the Bahamas In Episode 26 we speak with Shavardo Wilson, a native of the Bahamas who has built a rich life in and over the ocean. Shavardo shares his experience growing up with an ocean-focused family and finding his way as boat captain and scuba diver in this beautiful set of islands. We hear...

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Episode 13: Steiny

Jonathan Steinberg and Style for the Ages In Episode #13 of This Ocean Life podcast we speak with Jonathan Steinberg, aka Steiny, a man of the surfmat who has kept his ocean life real since the 1960’s growing up in Southern California. Steiny shares his perspective on enjoying life riding waves and sharing his ocean experience with...

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