Friday, December 19, 2014

KORU Teaser Two

KORU: a water project by Amanda Cotton and Cristina Zenato

A water project showcasing the connection between the feminine spirit and water; and the need to protect and nurture both.

Official release date: April 2015

KORU Teaser 2 from A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Women Divers Hall of Fame Class of 2015

The Women Divers Hall of Fame announced the selection of six new Members who will constitute the Class of 2015:

Wendy Benchley: Marine Conservation Leader, Ocean Conservation Governmental Policy Advocate, Shark Conservation Spokesperson

Cecilie Benjamin: Pioneer Scuba Instructor, Ocean Conservation Leader, Marine Environment Education Program Advocate

Amanda Cotton: Underwater Photographer, Cave/Tech Diver, Educational Outreach Program Creator

Meg Donat: Pioneer Scuba Instructor, Hyperbaric Chamber Instructor, Diver Medical Technician, Ocean Advocate

Lieutenant Grace Landers, USN: Diving Medical Officer, Submarine Medical Officer, Medical Pioneer and Innovator

Amy Slate: Scuba Instructor, Ocean and Environmental Conservation Leader, Educational Outreach Advocate

During their annual meeting at DEMA this year in Las Vegas, some members of WDHOF met to discuss upcoming projects and events.

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 ( 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: for further requests about the film, please contact 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...