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Original article from Stereo Gum To create the visual aesthetic for Titanic Rising, Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood enlisted Brett Stanley to help bring the underwater cover art to life in a Long Beach, California pool. To ensure the set wouldn’t disintegrate, they relied on shotbags and a two-hour time limit for filming. When I recently...
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As a photographer I really find it useful to see my own work daily, as a way of reminding me what I can do better or what I do well – some might call this narcissistic but for me it makes me proud of what I create. I also like seeing my shots as iphone...
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Being an Underwater Photographer I’ve always been drawn to creating dreamscapes below the surface, it’s just part of the allure for me, and trying to build a whole room underwater was one of the goals I’d set myself quite a while ago Having been a primarily travelling photographer meant that I didn’t have a proper...
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Update: Featured on National Geographic! Last year I was contacted by Christine Ren Films so help her create some confronting images about ocean conservation. One of these concepts was Jellyfish Soup, that’s I’ve blogged about previously, but the latest one to be released is Blind Spots – Highlighting Our Apathy to Plastic. Read more about...
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As an Underwater Photographer based in Los Angeles I’m obsessed with the ocean,  so when Christine from Christine Ren Films contacted me about her Ocean Conservancy project I jumped at the chance. It was such a cool project, and important, as it hoped to highlight the dangers of overfishing our oceans – possibly resulting in...
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As an underwater photographer I am all-too familiar with the boundless opportunities New Zealand offers for enjoying yourself in the water. Rotorua is a hive of natural geothermic activity, boasting five free, natural hot pools where you can relax and detoxify. Or for a dramatic variation in temperature, the Spa Park in Taupo offers hot...
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The House That Love Lost, or The Birdhouse, is one of my most iconic images. It’s an image that seems to speak volumes without saying a word, but whilst the photograph needs no explanation there is a beautifully sad story behind the house itself that I’d like to share. It was bought in the 1980’s by...
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Photographing sports is not the easiest of tasks, especially when it’s a certain concept, and doubly so underwater! I shot these images with Ash Wootton of the New Zealand National Water Polo Team a few months ago and she was so good to work with, especially when I was asking her to perform feats that...
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Shot in the Californian desert, just outside of Los Angeles, featuring the outfits of Tafreshi Couture.   Model: Model Kaylan Auxier HMUA: Dinah Raphaelle Stylist: Impressionist Designs Designer: Tafreshi Couture    
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2015 was an amazing year for me: a mixed bag of client work, personal projects, and loads of travel. I spent a lot of time underwater this year as well, which has been great with that side of my business expanding and we keep pushing the envelope on what we shoot down there.  Huge thanks...
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