"Actually, I really enjoy it."
Now, after returning from recent shows in Japan and Brazil, Little has opened his first gallery in Laguna Beach at 550 S. Coast Hwy Unit 4.
"It's a dream for me to open a gallery where people can come and see my work," Little said. "I'm especially excited to be in Laguna where the beaches are beautiful, the streets are busy and people have an appreciation for what I do."
The space features limited-edition pieces on Plexiglas and aluminum (for a translucent effect). They include "Marlin," which captures the collision of waves and creates a glass sculpture-like image in the foreground against an orange sunset; "Sand Monster," which shows a crystal-clear wave sucking up sand from the shore; and a "Gold Nugget" sunset shot through the barrel.
His portfolio has recently expanded to include sea life like turtles and dolphins.
"It's endless what you can do, and I'm always looking for something new. If it's in the ocean, I'm going to try to capture it," he said.
Images are also available on canvas and in glossy, luster or giclée prints, as well as on greeting cards, postcards, a calendar and collector's and signed limited editions of his book, "The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little," which features more than 100 photos.
Little said he was in the waves of Aliso Creek and Sleepy Hollow with his Nikon D300 within minutes of arriving in town, and hopes to put together a show of his work in Laguna Beach in the near future.
"Being able to capture these images on beaches around the world, that not many people are able to get, is a real treat," he said. "To see the excitement on peoples' faces when I share these images with them that they would otherwise never see makes me really happy."
For more information, including gallery hours, call (949) 715-6897. For more information about Little's work, visit http://www.clarklittlephotography.com.