Husband, father, ship pilot in Houston.

Mostly maritime photos of ships and the Houston Ship Channel. Marine and nautical photography. As I approach retirement I spend significant time in Cartagena, Colombia. It's one of my favorite cities. A photographer's paradise.

If you want to download a photo for personal use, like a screensaver, I'll take that as a compliment.
If you want to use one in a web page please feel free, but credit would be nice and I'd probably get a warm, fuzzy feeling if you told me where it was posted so I could see it.
Prints and commercial permissions can be arranged via email. I usually ask for a donation to the Houston Maritime Museum or the Houston Center for Photography depending on subject matter.
Thanks for looking.

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    4PIZON says:

    "Louis !!! My man on the H2o with camera in hand ! Awesome stuff that only the select few get to see. Great stuff !!!! Keep em coming ;-)"

    October 12th, 2009

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    Vanita says:

    "Most of the Earth is ocean. I am most grateful OneEighteen helps me see it by way of his amazing photographs. Big skies, big ships, big horizons, big weather, big sea… somehow he captures the scale and majesty. But don’t think he is just a master of maritime images because he can see just as clearly, he can take just as magnificent a photo in the mountains and deserts of this incredible planet."

    November 25th, 2007

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    Tyler Huston says:

    "Having just seen Louis stream I can only say there are some extraordinary images here both at sea and on land. Take the time to peruse this wonderful stream and become a ship pilot for a day."

    September 20th, 2007

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    laanba says:

    "There is beauty in the world all around us and this is masterfully demonstrated in OneEighteen's work. Shot after shot is breathtaking and I look forward to seeing each new moment that he has captured."

    February 21st, 2007

Louis Vest
December 2005
Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas / Cartagena, Colombia
I am:
Male and Taken
Ship Pilot
louvest [at]