South Carolina's "Lowcountry" is the area of land stretching across the state's coastal region and accompanying islands.
Having studied photography in the area, photographer Eliot Dudik focused his camera upon its people and landscape to capture a beauty seemingly untouched by the anxieties of city life.
Unfortunately, as with much of America's natural beauty, construction and commerce has threatened to turn this cultural oasis into a commonplace suburbia.
Eliot writes, "Change is descending upon an otherwise quiet, unhurried, unobtrusive, place."
"Not only are many homes, some historic, disappearing before the tracked blades of expansion, but also the new, faster thoroughfare encourages greater disregard and obliviousness to the charm and culture the basin harbors."
Eliot's concern for the landscape and its people brought him to produce his photo series, "Road Ends In Water".
He goes on, "This collection of images and thoughts is a tribute to, and an acknowledgment of, the respect the modest souls of this region deserve."
"For their tenacity, good humor, social commitment, and acceptance of the ebb and flow of the often incomprehensible vagaries of existence."
"My photographic adventure became an artistic journey and culminated in a unique awakening to an otherwise overlooked cultural phenomenon."
Eliot Dudik is a photographic artist, educator, and bookmaker based in Williamsburg, Virginia. To view more of his work, be sure to see his website at www.eliotdudik.com.