Entrepreneur, environmentalist & artist, Jose Debasa doesn’t let such trifling categories limit him. Passionate about the world’s waterways and the strange life that inhabits them, his photographs crystallize the wonders the cerulean areas of our cityscape offer. “The ocean has so much to offer,” he says. “People think I’m crazy to shoot pictures of sharks or go 60 feet underwater — but I think they’re crazy for living right next to the ocean and never experiencing it!” Always interested in the raw edge of nature, Debasa’s photographic adventures began at the age of 16, when he started to wander into The Everglades in search of alligators and other wetland fauna. Turning this adolescent pastime into a burgeoning enterprise, Debasa shoots some of the ocean’s deadliest creatures and breathtaking vistas for both business and pleasure. Available for fashion shoots, business branding and even family portraiture, Debasa’s keen eye can enliven any occasion; JoseDebasaPhotography.com.
From charity galas to business networkers and outdoor activities galore, Key Biscayners were out in full force in and around the island.
Friends of Miami Animals Foundation (FoMa) focuses on the root causes of pet homelessness — financial instability, spay & neuter, adoption and foster campaigns — all in the hopes of helping pets find families and get out of shelters.