Anastasia Pleasant is originally from Pennsylvania and was educated at The Rochester Institute of Technology, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photographic Illustration. After working in New York City for many years as an award-winning Photo Producer & Editor, she followed her heart and love of the beach and moved to Ocean Grove in 2004. The wind, water, sun, surf and her organic flower garden nurture her and inspire her photography. She enjoys capturing the fleeting and ever-changing moments of light and energy of the ocean and is influenced by Ansel Adams and Robert Weingarten’s 6:30 AM series, where he photographed the same identical view of the Pacific Ocean everyday at 6:30 AM for a year. Her garden photography showcases her lifelong love affair and obsession with flowers and the works of Imogen Cunningham and Georgia O’Keefe.