Look: Underwater Photography
Photography is such a multi-faceted form of art - ranging from black and white to color, from daguerrotype to digital, landscape to portrait to editorial. The lighting, subject matter and location of a photograph can change the entire message. We’ve all seen National Geographic and Nova programming about what lives underwater, but many photographers have taken the process to a higher art form. I recently stumbled upon some beautiful and ethereal photographs of ink taken underwater and I was so enthralled by it that it led me on a search for all types of underwater photography. Some evoke feelings of nostalgia, others of mystery and beauty, and (I think you’ll agree that the last in this series) some humor!
Bruce Mozertom, 1938
Alberto Seveso - a due Colori
Heather Landis – Abyss of the Disheartened
Seth Casteel – Diving Dogs
Aside from a disposable underwater camera I had in Hawaii when I was 14, this is a process I’m entirely unfamiliar with. As it turns out, you’ll need a $4,000 underwater camera like this and some helpful tips from the pros to get started.