As professional underwater photographer, I travel frequently to create interesting artistic photographs. Diving into the different oceans and seas around the globe, I prefer the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea because the variety of species of fish located there is incredible. In addition, light conditions are excellent, unlike the Atlantic Ocean, for example, where conditions can be difficult and uncertain.
I have been diving for several decades. I have a real passion for the great marine animals, for the majestic manta rays, the racy sharks, and the elegant sea turtles.
This collection of art photographs called « Abyssal Encounters« show pictures that were often made in a few meters of water. Sometimes, large marine animals remain close to the surface in search of their food. Many photos were taken at night, where it is a particularly difficult exercise due to the darkness. To cope with this challenge, I use powerful strobes as artificial lighting. During the day, I only use natural light.
Large marine animals, such as sea turtles or sharks, are endangered species, meaning that their population drastically decreases each year. My art photographs are not only art works intended to decorate interiors, but they are also testimonies. I intend to show marine animals that are beautiful, elegant, and interesting to observe. However, I also wish to impress this question upon the viewer, « But for how long will these creatures last? ». I desire to raise awareness for these endangered species.
In this collection, I tried to sublimate large marine animals by using black and white to show that despite their imposing size, these creatures are still very fragile.
My «Abyssal Encounters» collection is in line with my artistic approach. It is quite unusual for underwater photography. I wanted my audience to experience wonder in a uniquely creative way, thus I chose to present this collection in black and white. Indeed, the underwater world is represented by shimmering colors as well. One of my main objectives is to illuminate those colors by simply limiting the number of subjects in each photo.
All these photos are available on Masonite or framed. As photographer artist, I try to produce unique pieces of art. These photographs of large underwater animals are available for sale in my online art collections or in the art galleries affiliated with me.
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