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Coastal Beauty Through Their Lens

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder...but we challenge anyone to leave Coastal Mississippi without being awestruck by its charm. With 26 miles of white sand beaches, an abundance of natural wildlife, and a thriving arts and cultural scene along our 62 miles of scenic coastline, the opportunities to capture the inherent wonder of The Secret Coast are endless. 

Coastal Mississippi is lucky to have found regional ambassadors in these photographers, artists who have gifted the world with candid moments of #mscoastlife. Take a glimpse through the eyes of their lenses to virtually experience the Secret Coast.

Alex North
Appreciation of North’s iconic coastal style is elevated further by recognizing the late photographer was colorblind. With a penchant for capturing our majestic coastline, in his own words, he strove to “capture life in a way that celebrated its existence.” And celebrate we will, the enduring legacy of North’s incomparable work.

Jeff Wilkinson
As co-owner of Eco-Tours of South Mississippi, Jeff’s unhindered access to Coastal Mississippi’s wildlife is the popular subject of his catalogue. The Pascagoula River provides ultimate inspiration in the form of egrets, eagles, pelicans, and even the occasional alligator. For an almost exhaustive hi-res delve into the flora and fauna of The Secret Coast, look no further than Wilkinson.

Fred Salinas
Salinas’ style teems with energy and vivid imagery, while his subject matter spans the full spectrum of Coastal Mississippi life. From local musicians to headline entertainers, decadent dishes to down-home fare, competitive sports to dreamy coastal sunsets, there’s no stone Fred has left unturned. When you think of #mscoastlife, you think of Fred Salinas.

Kyle Johnson
AKA Captain Kyle, Johnson owns Coastal Water Outfitters, a popular inshore and offshore fishing charter, but he also happens to possess an eye for photography. In addition to his catalogue of clients and their catches, Johnson has captured the beauty of our barrier islands and 62 of scenic coastline. With stunning coastal sunsets and breathtaking aerial shots of Coastal Mississippi, you’ll find yourself wanting to book your next vacation - even if you're a local.