This collection of underwater nudes in black and white focuses on the female form and it’s relationship to the texture of the reflections to create abstract and conceptual photographic art. I love to play with the softness of the bodies lines, the deep shadows created by the power of the suns rays and ever changing patterns from the waters movement. Watching this unfold in front of me while holding my breath (no scuba gear was used) treated me to experience first hand the ever changing world that we get only a glimpse of before it’s gone. The series was created to showcase the relationship between the static body and the flowing, moving waters surface.
How do we shoot underwater nudes?
These were mostly shot in swimming pools at several locations in Myrtle Beach, the plan is to expand the series to the ocean and rivers when the weather warms up. In an effort to remain green and environmentally friendly we did not use any scuba gear, we are all super lucky to have massive lung capacity and can hold our breath for minutes (joking about minutes but we really did free dive and hold our breath)
Technical details of camera equipment used
To shoot underwater we used the Ikelite system with my Nikon D700 and a fixed 20mm prime lens. Each image was edited with Adobe Lightroom with very minor retouching done using Photoshop.
What size prints are available?
Each of these prints is available as an original one off 30×45″ Acrylic print on a metallic paper to create a unique three dimensional once in a lifetime print that will last for generations. Limited edition metallic paper signed prints will also be available, please use the contact form for more information.
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