Capers Island is an uninhabited barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, about 15 miles north of Charleston. Originally inhabited by the Sewee Native Americans, later settled by a European family in 1659, and changing hands again over a dozen times through 1975 when the state of South Carolina purchased the island and designated Capers Island a State Heritage Preserve. Only accessible by boat, it is the southern tip of a 60 mile stretch of protected South Carolina coastline.
Capers Island represents a kind of incubator for me as an artist. I spent nearly four years photographing the island before I attended graduate school, and the resulting portfolio of black and white photographs helped grant me acceptance and scholarship into the Masters of Fine Art program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. After a five year hiatus, I return to the island now with the added craft, knowledge, and inspiration I have accumulated through continued practice, education, and my students.
This first edition of Capers Island is limited to twenty copies.
The images are printed with archival pigment on double-sided Red River Aurora Art Natural paper.
Size: 5.75x5.75 inches
Number of Pages: 20