Excerpt from the Artist:

These thirty-six photographs, one each for the thirty-six years that I was at Noble and Greenough School, reflect my attraction to the water, and my family’s uncharted journey from lake to river, from tidal marsh to rocky shoreline, from bayou to beach. It has been a love affair that I chose to document with a camera. Never on assignment, I have been happy to let the photographs grow organically out of my days.

If these photographs have anything in common beside water, it is this: they are almost all spontaneous, they are full of nostalgia, and they often favor atmosphere over substance, a characteristic for which I do not apologize. In the words of a good friend, “they cut out the bad, and leave in the good.” They make for a world I want to live in.

— Joe Swayze, October, 2010