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Cooper Polley The quieter you are, the more you can hear

Work by Cooper Polley
Work by Cooper Polley
Work by Cooper Polley
Work by Cooper Polley

My body of work uses photography to express the connection which I have with the ocean. Most of my photography was done in the water, giving the audience the feeling of being a part of the view rather than looking into it. The ocean is constantly changing but also has consistent ‘moods’ which recur and always evoke the same feeling in me. My intent was to represent the consistency of these recurring moods through my photography. I feel I have always been connected with the ocean, so I’m just trying to share this through my work.

Influencing artist:
John Respondek


Glendale High School



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