Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sun Na Anti-Shark Finning Campaign

Sun Na Anti-Shark Finning Campaign from A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works on Vimeo.

Sun Na's life changed when she came across a finned hammerhead while diving on vacation. Since that encounter Sun Na has dedicated her time and energy to promote anti shark finning campaigns throughout China. She single handedly raised over twenty thousand dollars to help support educational programs focused on spreading awareness of shark conservation. Sun Na is an ocean warrior in the truest sense of the word.


Filmed & Edited by Amanda Cotton

Monday, January 13, 2014

Amanda Cotton presenting "Big Animal Photography: What is our impact?"at SFUPS

Amanda Cotton will be presenting "Big Animal Photography: What is our impact?" at the South Florida Underwater Photography Society meeting Tuesday January 14th, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. If you'll be in the area come join the fun!

*Tuesday, January 14th; 7:00pm Social, 7:30pm Meeting at the Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale North, 2440 W. Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale

Friday, November 1, 2013

Among Giants

"Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to create a vivid picture of life in the trees and the unwavering dedication of the activists.

This film was shot and edited in 2011, and a year later, the tree-sit ended as a victory for the tree-sitters (indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/26/18716373.php) As of 2013, negotiations are still underway for the sale of the land, and the exact acreage is still being determined.

Huge thanks to "Farmer," "Bingmouse," "Amanita," and the rest of the tree-sitters for allowing us to live with them and film their story. Learn more about their work, donate, and see what they're up to now: efhumboldt.org for further requests about the film, please contact info@rainhousecinema.com Thanks for watching!

- Chris, Ben, Sam // Rainhouse Cinema"

Among Giants from Rainhouse Cinema on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Press Release: "The topic of Ocean Awareness is the best subject to end the 10th anniversary year of the Ocean Artists Society. This topic is our ultimate goal, to deliver a message of ocean awareness through our artwork.

In this anniversary year, we have grown exponentially in how we deliver our messages. In showcasing our artwork, we have brought a better awareness to sharks, water, and coral reef conservation."

In this issue, we hope to show you what we believe you should know about Ocean Awareness. It is our individualistic “take home” message for you.
-Charlie Fasano
Executive Director
Ocean Artists Society

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Friday, August 23, 2013

If Only I Could Follow...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cristina Zenato: Helping Sharks

Cristina Zenato works to remove a hook from a small caribbean reef shark on a recent dive in Freeport, Grand Bahamas.

Shark Handler: Cristina Zenato

Filmed & Edited By: Amanda Cotton

Cristina Zenato Hook Removal 101 from A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works on Vimeo.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sport Diver Magazine Features Shark Diving

We're always happy to see our images used to actively support changing people's perceptions about sharks. The current issue (August 2013) of Sport Diver magazine features a piece on shark diving including several UW photographers including our own Amanda Cotton. If you haven't already gotten your hands on a copy make sure you do, it's an issue not to be missed.

Image ©Amanda Cotton
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