Dawn at the Orange Springs boat ramp on the drawn down Ocklawaha River

Photographing the Drowned Forest of the Ocklawaha by Kayak

I scoured the drowned forest for the compositions etched into my mind these last weeks. I’ve studied these trees in my dreams, I’ve watched the light illuminate their texture, I’ve seen the shadows in their shape. I was here to photograph these trees, to find their stories that have been stuck in the thickening mud of this lost place.

Paddle Florida: Dam to the Bay

Paddle Florida: Dam to the Bay

The third video in a series for Paddle Florida, Paddle Florida: Dam to the Bay highlights their Ochlockonee River eco-adventure in Florida’s Panhandle. The video was filmed, edited and produced by Matt Keene.

River be dammed: Florida's Forgotten River

An examination of the Kirkpatrick (Rodman) Dam and its impacts on the Ocklawaha River in Florida. Produced for River be dammed, a multimedia project investigating the Ocklawaha River and its relationship with the Kirkpatrick Dam. Reported, filmed and edited by Matt Keene. See the full project at riverbedammed.org

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