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Me, Myself and Eye


Me, Myself and Eye Home   //  Leslie Elsasser - Introduction   //  Selina Roman - Mind Currents   //  Michael Ball   //  TC Bryant   //  Larry Busby   //  David Canaday   //  Michael Congdon   //  Brandie Dziegiel   //  Loretta Fields   //  Jeaniel Image   //  Douglas Eric Jordan   //  Valerie Larson   //  John Leduc   //  Jason Lind   //  Mikko Maki   //  Alex Martinez   //  Matias   //  Noemys McConnell   //  Megan O’Connell   //  Robert Ortega   //  Adaina Plaza   //  Pat Randall   //  Heather Rivera   //  RaeAnne Swanson   //  Michael Webb


Larry Busby, Marina Blues, 2020

Larry Busby, Marina Blues, 2020


Marina Blues 

My love of water began when I was a toddler. My father and uncles took me into a spring fed creek near my grandmother’s farm to teach me to swim. I took to the water immediately and began to enthusiastically doggy paddle as my mother looked on with a not so happy face. I guess that is why I joined the Navy and where my love of all things nautical began. 

This photo was taken in my Florida room at my condo overlooking a marina. I wanted a self-portrait with a sunrise but due to poor weather I decided to create my own but from the inside looking out. This is my happy place surrounded by all things nautical. You can see my wooden ship collection, ships in a bottle, old bottles collected while beach combing, antique binoculars, a fish tank and various other sundries. 

I enjoy taking this workshop because I am old school. I attended the Naval School of Photography in 1978. After the navy I put my camera down professionally. I picked up photography again as a form of therapy to deal with my alcohol addiction. For me it is meditation: when I get behind the lens time comes to a standstill, before I know it hours have passed in what seemed like only minutes. I become so focused on creating photographic art the noise in my head goes away. 

l wanted to bring myself up to the 21st century. I truly knew little about the digital age regarding photography. These classes have been a godsend as I would not have been able to afford workshops of this highly professional and knowledgeable caliber. I keep coming back because I always learn something new or relearn something forgotten over time. 



Larry Busby, Another Day in Paradise, 2020

Larry Busby, Another Day in Paradise, 2020

Larry Busby, One too Many and Then Some, 2020

Larry Busby, One too Many and Then Some, 2020



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Breaking Barriers 2020 is supported by the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Love IV Lawrence, Hillsborough Arts Council, and the Florida Department of State.