Kristianne Koch Riddle lives in San Clemente, CA-the same small beach town where she grew up. She spent her childhood in the powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean and is now watching her two young children do the same. “Rite of Water” is a series about witnessing her son and daughter learn to trust their power and be at peace with their fragility-with the ocean as backdrop. Kristianne has been published in Communication Arts Magazine, F-Stop Magazine, Blur Magazine, Feature Shoot, Staf Magazine, Sea Stoke and the cover of Great Ocean Quarterly. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions across the country and is in private and permanent museum collections and has received numerous awards.