OC Wild Imagination Safari

by Dana Kester-McCabe

Recently I interviewed local artist Marc Emond who showed me this fun painting he had done of Ocean City. I was reminded of an idea I had for a photo essay. I've been wanting to capture the imaginative "wildlife" of Ocean City in their natural winter habitat.


During the off season tourists abandon our seaside resorts to the denizens of the mini golf parks: marauding pirates, Viking explorers, brutish cavemen, and even a tree hugging troll.

These creatures are mostly not native to this habitat. In fact, most are not native to this century or even to this reality. They may be domesticated animals trapped where they stand but they proudly pose to show off their all their fierce glory.