Northwest Florida Artist Debuts Collection of Aerial Coastline Photographs

Jonah Allen Shares Imagery of 30A Coastline in 'Where Waters Meet'
Jonah Allen
Author/artist Jonah Allen

Jonah Allen is an artist who specializes in large-scale photographic art that focuses on the dynamic relationship between water and light. Allen, 28, began his art career in college and has been represented by galleries in the southeast, and now owns his own gallery in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. His work has been featured in Emerald Coast Magazine, Northwest Florida Daily News, Luxury Travel Magazine, Memphis Magazine, 30A.com, and Sotheby’s. His artwork was also recently acquired by Alys Beach for their new Beach Club

Mockups DesignIn Jonah’s long-awaited first large format coffee table book, Where Waters Meet, he shares the story of the dune lakes and coastline of Walton County, Florida as told through more than 260 aerial photographs that he says he hopes “inspire awe and challenge how you see the world.”

Featuring never before seen images from Allen’s archive along with personal essays,  invite the reader on an intimate journey through the sky above 30A, this book is a voice for the landscape in the face of a rapidly developing world. 

The coffee-table-style book includes copy contributions by celebrity Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line and biologist John Burns. Allen is donating a portion of proceeds to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, a local non-profit that does water quality research on the lakes and surrounding waterways.

“I hope that the book helps you see the world in a different light. There is beauty all around us, you just have to open your eyes to see it. Sometimes, that requires you to change your perspective,” Jonah Allen says.

Jonah Allen aerial image

Aerial image from ‘Where Waters Meet’ of Western Lake, Grayton Beach, Florida

Allen is a full-time professional artist with a passion for surfing. After growing up landlocked in Atlanta, he traveled the world and surfed in some of the most picturesque locations around the globe. He then relocated to the Emerald Coast in 2017 and began working on this book and other bodies of work.

Where Waters Meet is for release on April 14. You can purchase a signed copy (for a limited time) for $149.99 on the author’s website, jonahallen.com.

Categories: Art, Books