Creating photographic images from film is almost a lost art, reminiscent of another era. However, fine art photographer Jeffrey Serusa of Martha’s Vineyard accomplishes this task seemingly effortlessly, in a very vibrant and unique manner.
Founded in 2008, Seaworthy Gallery is comprised of large, arresting images, each echoing with the artist’s unparalleled sense of style. Although Jeff has been displaying his work in prestigious galleries around the island since 2005, the Seaworthy Gallery provides a space solely dedicated to nautical photography, save for a few beautiful shots of the Oak Bluffs cabins in the snow.
Favorites of his subjects include striking photographs of wooden boats, as well as the beloved “Islander”, a now-retired ferry for the Steamship Authority of Martha’s Vineyard. Among these remarkable film images are some of the beautiful Black Dog Tall Ships, photographed by many, but none that can rival the maritime feel and style displayed by Jeffrey Serusa.
The simple yet noteworthy art gallery beautifully emulates Jeff’s work, while brass lanterns, antique nautical charts and seagoing props simply add to the seaworthy sentiment. Located in Vineyard Haven on Beach Road across from the Art Cliff Diner, the Seaworthy Gallery is truly a must see within the Martha’s Vineyard fine art community for photography and maritime enthusiasts alike.