Charleston Parks Conservancy Celebrates 10th Teddy Bear Picnic on March 3, 2019

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New activities include Teddy Bear Tea Party, scavenger hunt for older children

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Now a beloved family tradition, the Charleston Parks Conservancy will celebrate the 10th Teddy Bear Picnic on Sunday, March 3. Over the last decade, families have been enjoying an afternoon of free fun in one of Charleston’s favorite public spaces: Hampton Park.

Children and their teddy bears will once again take over the park to enjoy musical entertainment, face painting, seed planting, crafts and more at this year’s event set for 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, March 3 in Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive. Admission and all activities are free; advance registration is encouraged.

New this year is a Teddy Bear Tea Party and a scavenger hunt geared toward older children who want to explore Hampton Park. Also joining the event is The Lady Bug Lady and her lady bug car, Ms. Lulu. The popular Teddy Bear ER will be back, helping “injured” bears needing treatment and well bear checkups.

The idea for the Teddy Bear Picnic came from the Conservancy’s volunteer Park Angels who wanted to create a free event that encouraged families to spend time in the park.

“We started this event as a way for families and children to make memories in the park. Now, we have children who have literally grown up attending the Teddy Bear Picnic,” said Neves Richards, director of volunteers. “And many of our participants are now part of the more than 100 Park Angels who volunteer with us year after year because they love this event so much.”

Part of this year’s 10th celebration is Parker Bear, star of “Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear,” a children’s book written by the Conservancy’s volunteer Park Angels and photographed by Charleston photographer Libby Williams.

In the book, Parker Bear goes on a Charleston parks adventure, visiting 10 city parks before meeting his friends at Hampton Park for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic. The book was released at the 2017 Teddy Bear Picnic, and copies will be available for purchase this year as well.

Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch, blankets and chairs to enjoy an afternoon in the park. Food trucks will have food available for purchase.

The event is free, but to save time at check-in, families are encouraged to pre-register online and pre-order their copy of “Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear.” Books are $12 each or two for $20. Learn more and pre-register at https://www.charlestonparksconservancy.org/event/teddy-bear-picnic.

The rain date for the event is Sunday, March 10.

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy

The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and together create stunning public places and a strong community. The Conservancy opens doors to individuals and organizations in Charleston wanting to engage with their parks and green spaces in a kaleidoscope of positive ways. With the help of its Park Angels, the Conservancy improves, enhances, and invigorates these spaces, making Charleston even better, stronger, and more successful. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.

Charleston Parks Conservancy on social media:

Twitter / Instagram @charlestonparks

Facebook www.facebook.com/CharlestonParksConservancy

Event hashtag: #teddybearpicnic & #parkerbear

Belle Hall Elementary PTA’s Biggest Fundraiser Raises Over $80,000

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BELLE HALL ELEMENTARY PTA’S BIGGEST FUNDRAISER RAISES RECORD AMOUNT OF MONEY

4TH Annual Color Blast Run Raises over $80,000 in Donations in Twelve Days?

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC, November 13 – ?The Belle Hall Elementary (BHE) PTA has concluded their 4th Annual Color Blast Run fundraiser, collecting donations exceeding $80,000 over the course of a twelve-day campaign.

Each student is asked to raise a minimum of $100. Prizes and incentives on the student, class, and grade level are awarded based on total amounts raised. Students are gently blasted with colored powders during the Color Blast Run by PTA volunteers, while being cheered by hundreds of family members and friends. The run was held on Friday, November 2nd, during school hours, so each child could participate.

“Our Color Blast Run fundraising goal this year was $50,000, so to raise $80,062 is remarkable.” says April Coleman, BHE PTA Color Blast Run Coordinator. “We have the most generous families and community. And the students absolutely love this event!”

This grassroots event is organized and produced exclusively by parent volunteers. All proceeds go directly to Belle Hall Elementary to fund crucial staff positions, materials, and essential programs not covered by the Charleston County School District (CCSD). These additional resources supply teachers and students with the tools they need for the best education possible.

BHE’s Color Blast Run has been such a success that PTAs from across CCSD have reached out for guidance in coordinating their own similar programs.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Leigh Brunet at 404.202.3714 or email leigh.brunet@gmail.com.

Acting, Beach, Sun, Friends and More: C-PAC 2018 Summer Camps at Folly Now Open for Registration

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Folly Sun & Fun Day Camp!

A beach-themed arts camp that creatively combines our fascinating ecology here on Folly Beach with the arts!

Half-day camp (10am – 2pm) for ages 7 and up.

Campers will explore Folly by foot and by sea through our unique chartered excursions, guest speakers to teach us about the ocean, sea life, and our ecology on Folly Beach, and daily?arts activities (inside and?at the beach)!?Our flexible schedule allows you to pick what days and weeks work for you!??

Special excursions/speakers:

Tuesdays: Marine Fossil Exploration with the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (With a special turtle talk from the Folly Beach Sea Turtle Rescue Team on 7/19)
Wednesdays: Guided Beach Walk with Tideline Tours
Thursdays: Boat Tours with Tideline Tours
Fridays: Beach Yoga with Kids 4 Yoga and Dragonfly Kids Yoga

To register, click on the dates you want below!

June 18 – June 22

June 25 – June 29

July 2 – July 6

July 9 – July 13

Location: Folly Beach United Methodist Church 118 W Indian Ave

Cost: $60 – 200 (pay by the day or for the entire week for a special rate)

Download our camp flyer here!

Official Information and Registration Page

In Honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week: In the Eyes of a Child…The World is Perfect

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By Mark A. Leon

To all the educators, parents, friends, mentors and visionaries that teach us each and every day, we honor you.? Without your insightful view of the world, the innocence of youth will never see the full potential of their greatness.

Ode to the Teachers:

Time changes all of us. We are and will always be a product of our surroundings. The lessons taught by our parents, our religion, friends, home town, region, news, teachers and even the imaginary friends we create. As a sponge, we soak in all things, good and bad and through the eyes of innocence, we often as children are unable to filter the information.

What ultimately gives the child a fighting chance to become the adult of virtue?

The beauty of a child is simplicity and wholesomeness. The daughter of a close friend of mine still tells her mother I am the “bestest and she should marry me” Who could argue that logic and this coming from an adorable young girl that made me a Rutgers fan made out of paper and a Popsicle stick. As adults, we look at the whole situation, the challenges, the consequences and the responsibilities. She sees it as a nightly sleep over, movies and popcorn and outings to the zoo. That sounds like the perfect relationship to me.

Because I see the world as a daily challenge, am I to say this idea of marriage because they want their mother to be happy and she knows a fun, caring guy is wrong? I don’t think so. I think she is right but as much as women and men at metaphysically different, so are children and adults.

It’s a shame. How often to we wish to do it all again. For some the pursuit of eternal youth is a deeply rooted fear of death but the thought of a life of simplicity and innocence forever is utopia.

I want to play on the swings and look up at the clouds
I want to play hide and seek all around the neighborhood
I want to play baseball until it is so dark we can’t even see the ball
I want to imagine being in space and touching all the stars
I want to hug a complete stranger just because they look sad
I want cuddle with all my friends in the middle of the day
I want to sing songs while skipping down the road
I want to make believe I am someone different
I want to be your friend because you are silly
I want to kiss you and then giggle about it
I want to slide down the mountain in the snow and scream just because
I want to build a tree house and make it my mansion where I will live forever
I want own the beach and become the King and make it free for everyone
I want a puppy that will be my best friend
I want to wear 500 silly bands and cover my hand with the rainbow
I want to touch a rainbow

Who is to say we cannot return to innocence. We are adults. We are well educated individuals that has experienced all of life’s offerings and can now see the difference between right and wrong. Morals have been fortified and a foundation is set. If we embrace the memories of childhood, know good and bad, why then is there still prejudice, hate, greed, gluttony and all the other morally corrupt feelings and behaviors around us?

In the eyes of a child, “I don’t know”

I know I am wishing for something that is unattainable and no single person can define a movement that will set the bricks for this new world but so many have tried

John Lennon with his words
Martin Luther King Jr. with his vision
Gandhi with his presence
Jim Henson with his Muppets
Abraham Lincoln with his fortitude for equality
Steve Jobs with his brilliance
Bill Gates with his generosity
Mother Theresa with her heart
Princess Diana with her beauty and warmth

All shared a vision of a better world and took the next step to allow their hearts to guide their path.

We all have the capability to be the children we once knew. We all have the strength to make this world a better place. I am not looking to change everyone, but asking you to look inside yourself, find that inner child that never left and start seeing the world the way it was meant to be.

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Mom’s Choice Awards Names Local Charleston Book Among the Best in Family-Friendly Products

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Mom’s Choice Awards has named “While Mommy Is Out” among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. West Ashley mom Teri Errico Griffis wrote “While Mommy Is Out” earlier this year as way to help children prepare for being left with a sitter or child care provider. The book is illustrated by Tami Boyce, a local graphic designer.

The Mom’s Choice Awards evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements, including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

“We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval,” Errico Griffis said. “We know all the great things the MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families.”

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five samples to reviewed by evaluators in the Mom’s Choice Awards database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the Mom’s Choice Awards executive committee for final review and approval.

“Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” said Dawn Matheson, executive director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value.”

Inspired by true events from Griffis’ days as a nanny, the book follows Little One’s day as Mommy announces she will be heading out and leaving Little One with a babysitter for the first time. Little One faces his biggest fear – making a new friend – while discovering Mommy does indeed return home ready for hugs. “While Mommy is Out” is a narrative for children needing an introduction to the concept of a babysitter and why it’s not a scary situation, as well as reassurance mommy will always come back home to her little one in the end.

“While Mommy Is Out” is available for $12 at www.WhileMommyIsOut.com. Join Errico Griffis for a book reading event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Maxtrix Kids Rooms, 816 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant

About the author

Teri Errico Griffis began her career in the early 2000s when she first interned with the writing staff of ABC soap opera “All My Children” in New York City. From there, she reported for local newspapers and magazines before being recruited by the global company, WWE, to help launch their first children’s magazine. She also won a New England Press Association Award. She moved to Charleston in 2012 and spent years volunteering to improve children’s education through nonprofit work. Today she resides in West Ashley with her family where she writes and edits several successful publications. www.wordsbyteri.com

About the illustrator

Tami Boyce is a Charleston-based illustrator and graphic designer. Her work can be found at various establishments around Charleston, including Theatre 99, Early Bird Diner, Frothy Beard Brewery and ReForm Studios, as well as ZaPow! Gallery in Asheville, N.C. Boyce pulls inspiration from her humor and heart. Some of her illustrations are observations on life, memories, or just wishful thinking as to how animals might actually behave in the wild. tamiboyce.com

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While Mommy Is Out

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Kids Teeth Offers Free Dental Health Puppet Show During Children’s Dental Health Month

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Parents can remind their kids to brush and floss all day long, but there’s something about Dudley the Dinosaur and his over-sized toothbrush that really gets their attention. As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, Mount Pleasant pediatric dentist Kids Teeth takes its interactive puppet show on the road to teach children about the benefits of good oral health.

During the month of February, Kids Teeth visits daycare centers and preschools all around Charleston County with a puppet show that informs young children about daily brushing and flossing, visiting the dentist and maintaining a healthy diet for good dental health.

The 30-minute show is fun and interactive with Dudley the Dinosaur and his sidekicks Plaque Peddler and Tooth Fairy helping demonstrate proper brushing and dental care.

The Kids Teeth puppet show is available to any daycare center or preschool in Charleston County free of charge during February. All children also receive a goodie bag with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Spots fill up fast, so schools are encouraged to schedule their puppet show as soon as possible by calling 843-216-5879.

During National Children’s Dental Health Month, Kids Teeth is committed to educating parents on the importance of early dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see a pediatric dentist by 12 months of age or within 6 months after their first tooth appears.

National studies are showing preschool-aged children are getting more cavities. In fact, one in four children in the United States has had at least one cavity by the age of 4, and many kids get cavities as early as age 2.

About Kids Teeth
Located in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Kids Teeth is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to infants, children and adolescents in a friendly and comfortable environment. Serving the Charleston area for more than 30 years, Kids Teeth believes that through the education and motivation of children and their parents, patients can maintain a lifetime of good oral health. Learn more at www.kidsteethsc.com.

Eminence Kids Foundation Expands Organic Produce Donation to Charleston, SC

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The Eminence Kids Foundation proudly expanded its United States impact to Charleston, South Carolina on December 6. Eminence Kids is donating two large boxes of organic produce each week via South Carolina’s own esteemed distributor, Green Lite Organics, to a Charleston area long-term care facility.

Rachel Morrison, Director of Marketing for the long-term care facility in Charleston shared their deep appreciation for this new avenue of organic nutrition. “We are so grateful for our new partnership with the Eminence Kids Foundation, which will provide organic fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis. Our families will have the healthiest of foods, while caring for their critically ill children at MUSC Children’s Hospital, and we couldn’t be happier.”

#SpasPushingLimits Made This New Eminence Kids Role in Charleston Possible

Eminence Kids Expands Charleston South CarolinaThe Eminence Kids Foundation’s new partnership in Charleston was made possible by the incredible fundraising efforts and huge heart of spa leader Monica Helmstetter. Helmstetter, a triathlete and Event Director for Spatec North America, created #spaspushinglimits, which encourages spa professionals to train for challenging fitness competitions, while fundraising for esteemed charities. Helmstetter led a team of #spaspushinglimits athletes to compete in the Victoria Half Ironman last June. The athletes created fundraising pages documenting their training and race day efforts with all proceeds benefiting Eminence Kids totaling over $10,000. “I am humbled and proud to be part of the new opening of Eminence Kids in Charleston. Working with the Eminence team on this initiative has been a joy, and I look forward to being part of the program for years to come,” shared Helmstetter. “I am also very thankful for all the generous donations and encouragement our group received from our families, friends, neighbors and colleagues. This would not have happened without their support.”

Eminence Organics President, Boldijarre Koronczay, Expresses His Gratitude for the Foundation’s Growth

Boldijarre Koronczay, President of Eminence Organic Skin Care and founder of the Eminence Kids Foundation, is touched by the spa industry’s incredible support. “We are extremely honored and humbled that the spa industry united to support the Eminence Kids Foundation’s mission and spread the importance of organic food worldwide.” The Charleston location is the second in the United States following the launch in Austin, Texas just over a year ago. The Eminence Kids Foundation was developed by Koronczay following his own personal journey with a rare form of childhood leukemia.

How You Can Get Involved with the Eminence Kids Foundation This Holiday Season

Eminence Kids FoundationYou can help the Eminence Kids Foundation share nutritious meals packed with organic fruits and vegetables from the Eminence Organic Farm and our partner farms to children undergoing treatment in the United States, Canada and Hungary. There are a number of ways for you to get involved:

  • Donate – Your monetary contribution to the Eminence Kids Foundation will gift a sick child a nutritious, organic meal. No donation is too small.
  • Host an Event – Businesses and individuals worldwide are coming up with creative ways to fundraise, such as Live Love Spa and #SpasPushingLimits.
  • Volunteer – From volunteering at local organic farms to offering your services at long-term care facilities, every hour of time donated is not only a huge help, but is also incredibly rewarding.

The Eminence Kids Foundation is active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, showcasing the benefits of organic nutrition, sharing untold and heartfelt stories and providing information about upcoming events. As well, a portion of the sales from every Eminence Organic Skin Care product you purchase supports the Eminence Kids Foundation.

A Folly Starfish Christmas Story

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By Minta Pavliscsak

It was Christmas Eve in our little slice of Folly Under the Sea. This year things around me seemed more calm than usual. Everyfish seemed to be ahead of the typical hustle and bustle of the season. That is, every fish except for me. I like to live in the here and now, which means I am really good when it comes to what others view as procrastinating. I like to think of it more as I work well under pressure. That aside, I was bobbing from store to store as quickly as I could but a starfish can only go as fast as the current takes him and today the current was in no rush.

Somehow I managed to squeak in grocery shopping, picking up my famous last minute –but always perfect– gifts, visiting a few friends, and even getting a relaxing arm massage at Sacred Arm Massage & Healing Arts. Floating home, I looked around at all the happy fish. It was such a beautiful day. The sun was glistening brightly through the waves. There were even surfboards overhead, and not a shark sighting all day. The small fish were playing with each other and singing carols in anticipation of what tonight would bring. The bigger fish were holding hands and sneaking kisses, just as giddy as the little ones.

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Finally making it home, I put on my favorite Michael Bubble Christmas album and started wrapping presents. Later that evening, I enjoyed the sunset in my back sand where I could see the human’s Folly Christmas tree off in the distance. Those humans are so creative! Who would think to put a Christmas tree on the beach anyway? ?After Christmas Eve dinner and appeasing carol singers who literally would not leave until I gave them figgy pudding –good thing I picked up dates at the store– I finally settled in to rest until Christmas day.

However, it was a restless sleep, and when I did drift off I had crazy dreams. One was of a psychedelic octopus. He just kind of joyfully floated in one spot, smiling and waving almost glowing in the surf. And then I woke up. Then there was the dream of a sandcastle Santa Claus. Had I seen the humans building one on the beach? Had Santa visited me and I sleepily caught him? Was Santa Claus really made out of sand? The psychedelic octopus seemed to make more sense than that! Maybe I was just as excited as every fish else that I had seen the day before. After all, Christmas is my most favorite of all the holidays. And even after all these years, I have never stopped believing. I gave into my excitement and floated out of bed, cranked up the Bubble, and got ready for the day.

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As I put on my funny Santa attire, the smile that would remain ever present for the day crept across my face. How silly of me to think there would be sleep on the eve of today of all days! The doorbell rang. My friends and family had arrived. It was the beginning of another perfect Christmas Under the Folly Sea.

From our family to yours,
Happy Christmas, Merry Everything!

Never Stop Believing

Kiss Guitarist Tommy Thayer and Darius Rucker Release New Ernest Hummingbird Storybook App During Visit to Children’s Hospital

The KISS guitarist and country music star also announce a donation of the app to 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America, to help in the care of kids.

Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) November 15, 2016

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer and country music star Darius Rucker on Monday announced the release of the Ernest Hummingbird storybook app and underscored their support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by donating the app to its 170 children’s hospitals.

“Ernest Hummingbird is a heartwarming children’s story of hope and inspiration,” Thayer said. “Our wish is that all children will enjoy the storybook and have fun singing-along with Ernest.”

At Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Children’s Hospital on Monday, Thayer and Rucker, who helped bring to life Ernest’s stories on the app, announced the donation of the app to the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America, making it available to the more than 10 million kids treated at member hospitals across North America each year. The storybook app is now available for purchase in the iTunes store for $2.99.

Thayer and Rucker’s ongoing dedication to philanthropy and supporting children’s hospitals’ healthcare initiatives continues to be a priority for both of them. While at MUSC Children’s Hospital, they visited with patients and performed a song from the storybook app. Thayer and Rucker, along with app creator Mechem Media, also donated a select number of iPads to the hospital’s Child Life Department so that patients and future patients can enjoy and benefit from Ernest Hummingbird’s adventures.

“These amazing stories provide another resource for caregivers, such as Child Life specialists, to connect with kids. Such stories of hope and inspiration are helpful in the care of kids who are facing challenging diseases and injuries or complicated surgeries,” said Amanda Mahaffey, director of Children’s Miracle Network at MUSC Children’s Hospital. “It’s charitable support from friends like Tommy and Darius that help us provide services, such as Child Life programs, that are not covered by insurance or government programs.”

Thayer, who recently raised funds through a Charity Buzz campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, is the lead guitarist of the legendary rock band KISS. Regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time, KISS’s career milestones are staggering including sales of over 100 million albums worldwide. In 2014, Thayer partnered with Mechem Media creating new intellectual properties for TV, film, new media and mobile. For more information visit tommythayer.com.

Rucker, who has a longtime partnership with MUSC Children’s Hospital, attained multi-platinum status in the music industry with Grammy award-winning group Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans. In 2014, Rucker won his third career Grammy for Best Solo Country Performance for his triple platinum selling cover of “Wagon Wheel.” Rucker is currently headlining his Good for a Good Time Tour. For more information and tour dates visit dariusrucker.com.

MUSC Children’s Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric health care facility in South Carolina and one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises vital funds and awareness for these hospitals, helping them to provide care for kids that are not covered by government or insurance programs.

Follow the app release on social at #ErnestForKids.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals? raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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The Art of the Surf – A Charleston Photographers Vision

Article by Jennifer Baker - Photo provided by Harley Manney
Article by Jennifer Baker – Photo provided by Harley Manney

Could there be a better training ground for photographers than Charleston? Nearly everywhere the eye lands is a candidate for a memorable photograph, and it is hard to think of a part of Charleston that has not become subject to some talented person’s abilities with the camera.

Charleston photographer Harley Manney agrees with how ideal Charleston is for photography. “You really have any setting you could want. We have the beach, beautiful parks, historic landmarks and industrial spots. I love the variety and the ability to match the mood of my shoots to the locations.”

Manney’s photographs of young surfers on Folly Beach took our breath away. They allow us to gaze upon and ponder the agility and bravado of surfers, as if (by some impossibility) time could stop the waves.
Philosopher Vilém Flusser wrote that the purpose of a photograph is to signify something “out there,” that makes that thing “imaginable for us, by abstracting it, by reducing its four dimensions of space-plus-time to the two dimensions of a plane.”

Is there a better representation of four dimensions than surfing? What better way to think upon and reflect upon the rhythms of life itself than through gazing on these photos?

The overall effect of Manney’s photographs is that these surfers look right at home, as much a part of the ocean as any other. Or as Manney puts it, “Photographing surfers in action really conveys the grace and physical ability of the surfers themselves. The ocean can be so frightening and mysterious but surfers show no fear. They jump in and patiently wait for the perfect wave and the thrill of the ride. It’s a beautiful thing to watch and capture.”

When it comes to surfing photos, it takes “a lot of patience” and “knowledge of the water” to get a great surfing shot. “You have to be able to read the waves and anticipate when the surfer will go for it. Once he or she is up, you only have a few seconds to snap the perfect shot, so you have to be ready for it!”

Whether they are in the water or not, Manney always aims to bring out her subjects’ emotion. She wants to represent authentic moments so that her clients can relive them. Her work makes moments of our lives, ones that rush by, “imaginable” for us.

For more about Manney’s photography, please go here: Haley Manney Photography
Or see her Facebook page: Facebook.com/harleymanneyphotography

Photo provided by Harley Manney
Photo provided by Harley Manney

 

Photo provided by Harley Manney
Photo provided by Harley Manney

 

Photo provided by Harley Manney
Photo provided by Harley Manney