About The Artist
Joshua Scherling was born and raised amongst the jagged coastline of Central California, and he feels privileged to call the sleepy coastal town of Carmel his true home. The beaches where he begins to craft his seascape images are the same that were once frequented by such pioneers as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Brett Weston, and Morley Baer. The Monterey Peninsula has played a significant role in the history of landscape photography, and Joshua can only yearn to capture the beauty of this special place. He has spent countless hours on the beaches of Carmel, Pebble Beach, and Big Sur in peaceful solitude waiting for the light to inspire him and reveal the landscape's hidden soul.
Joshua was introduced to photographic art around the age of ten by his father who was instrumental in developing Joshua's appreciation for art, aesthetics, and composition. He would then be inspired by his high-school chemistry instructor who would instill in him a great respect and aptitude for the physics and chemistry of the traditional photographic process. Joshua is extremely privileged to have spent quality time in the darkrooms, studios, and homes of celebrated artists including Ansel Adams, Morley Baer, John Sexton, Huntington Witherill, and Chip Hooper, who have all served as continual sources of inspiration. Joshua will further integrate the delicate balance of science and art into his life by pursuing a career in medicine. He is currently a resident physician at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
A photograph typically represents a very brief and frozen moment in time. This is not true of many of Joshua's images due to his process of low light image capture and long shutter speeds. Taken after the sun has nestled itself beyond the horizon, Joshua's images represent a passing of time rather than a fleeting instance. As time passes and the light of dusk is recorded on the film's emulsion, the roughest movements of the environment coalesce to appear fluid. The waves of the violent pacific congregate to form a gentle fog and the distant blowing clouds coat the horizon like liquid silk. Every second or minute that is exhibited in the final image will forever be Joshua's keepsakes of time passed filled with reflection, serenity , and awe.