Cover photography:  Erich McVey

Cover photography: Erich McVey



The story

Water Journal is a bi-annual publication exploring the beauty and complexity of all things water and life. Dedicated to the experience and cultural significance of water, it exists to tell honest stories, whether it's of a personal matter or on a global scale.



Ebb of Tide

And near the sands, at ebb of tide, 
A shiver'd mast was seen to ride
Where the green billows stray'd...

Cinematographer: Matthew Taylor
Art Direction & Fashion Styling: Benjamin Holtrop
Make-up and Hair: Amy McVey
Models: Erin, Eliana, Brent of Option Models
Styling Assistant: Mariah Jinson



An excerpt from a limited-edition
cover story by Toby Mitchell

"Snow had engulfed the Northern California National Park over night and as we drove back down to the entry point, I had an increasing sense of anxiousness as my body came to terms with the fact my epic proposal plan that I came half way across the world to do was no longer happening. Fast forward four days and my right knee is pressing into a slightly un-stable rock which is placed just before the threshold to the shallow waters of Whiskeytown Lake. My heart pounding and hands trembling I held up a diamond ring, placed in a small wooden box upon a bed of pine needles from my parents Christmas tree from December. With words of my adoration, love and intentions, I invited Sophia into a lifetime covenant with me."