What and honor to be recognized and interviews by RESOURCE MAGAZINE about my Underwater Photography, how it came about and a bit of my insights on my work.
It was a pleasure to answer all of Robin’s questions, and revisit what brought me to the place i am, and a great vantage point on seeing where I want to go.
I will post most of the interview, but also include a link at the end of the article if you would like to visit it to read in it’s entirety.
I don’t always use compressed air to breathe when I shoot. It really does help, but if not everyone is using air, it can potentially be a little bit of a communication barrier between the photographer and models. If I’m the only one who has air, I still like to start out the day with the models doing breathing exercises for them to get the hang of controlling their heartbeats and breathing to keep them relaxed. It can be exhausting work and confusing at times, so communication is really important.
You’ve built an impressive portfolio of underwater work. Is there a particular shoot or image that stands out to you?
The project is our way of interpreting fairly tales and folklore in ways that visually speak to us, and ways that we would love to see. Our lives in the industry have always been about telling stories through photography, either in the realm of fashion or beauty or commercially in advertising. This project allows us to approach image-making from a more artistic side of the craft. Although we still love to incorporate fashion and the other industry specialties we have access to, this project is also very much about collaboration of artists and creative minds.