Dramatic oceanscapes and stormy weather in Dalton Portella’s fine art photography
Dalton Portella is a photographer, painter and musician – no wonder why he calls himself an interdisciplinary artist. Born in Miami and raised in Brazil, Dalton studied art in New York and he now lives and works in Montauk.
Dalton’s love for the ocean in all its facets manifests in every aspect of his work. He beautifully captures the rage of nature in furious waves, skies overcast with menacing clouds, and threatening bolts of lightning; this unique effect in his photos is often created by combining images he has shot from different storms.
Inspired by his photography, Dalton manages to portray that special charm and mystery of sea creatures like whales and sharks on his paintings in his very own way. “I used the photos as the basis for some small watercolor studies, and then graduated to painting large watercolors and oil on canvas and surfboards,” said Portella.
Check out some of his amazing photos