Underwater portfolio in lights and colors: a contemplative and artistic interpretation of the underwater world

Scuba diving has always been a normal activity for us. Swimming under water is second nature. Our dives allow us to see marine animals and seascapes, which are far more varied and rich than what we see on land.

Underwater photo portfolio in color. Amar Guillen, photographer.

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An artistic interpretation consistent with our photo vision

To be in consistent with our vision of photography, we always use the best natural or artificial lighting to showcase our subjects and highlight colors that would not be visible otherwise. We strive to show as much detail as possible, in order to captivate the audience. We like to show all the details of the scales, skins or shells of marine animals. The underwater world is unique and magical. It inspires people to dream. In our photographs, we try to show all the beauty of this world, because it needs our protection.

A very fragile world

To describe and demonstrate the fragility of this environment which so few people know, we chose photography. One look at a photo is enough to convince an audience of the wide variety of species, the beautiful sceneries and the unique character of the lights found under the sea. Underwater photography allows us to capture moments of surprising beauty that we can share with others, whether they are divers or not, once we are back on land.

The number large of species is important in maintaining the ocean’s delicate ecological balance, and their population density is impressive. The scenery is breathtaking. It is impossible to say how many times we have remained suspended contemplating coral colonies that had taken possession of a place. We always experience the same indescribable emotions whenever we dive.

A truly three-dimensional world

Underwater, we can move in three dimensions in a way which is impossible on land. We can go in every possible direction. We can even comfortably stay upside down. But human physiology limits the amount of time we can spend underwater. A diver cannot stay underwater for more than one hour with a standard diving tank.  We have always wanted to preserve the scenes which we see underwater so that we can enjoy them and share them with others on land.

Underwater wildlife and seascapes

In our underwater photography, we always show marine animals as a part of their environments.  This gives our audiences a better idea of what the underwater world is really like. As with wildlife photography on land, we have developed our own approach: environmental wildlife photography. When we take a picture, we keep the subject in balance with its environment.  They are both important parts of the photograph.

Seascapes are often formed by corals, which are, in fact, animals. They can colonize entire sections of an underwater drop-off. Their colors seem to sparkle and they give a unique texture to scenes which is only found in the underwater world. In some cold or temperate regions, corals are replaced by kelp forests. The emotions which we feel when we swim in these underwater forests are comparable to those which we experience in the undergrowth of a forest on land.


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