Dry Dock The sea, the sea! Take me back to the sea!

How it spreads, how it rolls,
How it heaves, how it sighs,
How it rises, how it boils,
How it invites, how it inspires,
The sea, the sea.

From this sandy shore to sunset,
From the lands of the east,
Where west meets west,
That taste the sunrise feast,
The sea, the sea.

Bang and break my stocks,
Take me back to the flood,
Beached in a dry dock,
The sea green and the blue blood,
Take me back to the sea, the sea.

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

 

Dry Dock. © Shawn Van Eeden.

Shawn Van Eeden is an award-winning Namibian photographer whose design career started in London, England. After 12 years in London he moved back to Namibia. He worked at Y&R, in Windhoek, before founding CreativeLAB, his own full-time photography studio. Shawn’s work has been shortlisted for the Cannes Lions Awards and won various honours at One Eyeland Photography Awards, the Epica Awards, the Lucie Awards, and the Loeries.

Words by Rémy Ngamije.