Category Archives: Cover

Underwater room or set showing a model posing for underwater photography

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 studio in which to experiment, but hat all changed last year when I built my own Underwater Studio at my home in Long Beach, California. Having an underwater studio at my house meant that I could spend days experimenting with all sorts of crazy ideas that had been percolating in my soggy brain over the years, one of which was the sunken room! I was lucky enough to have a client come to me wanting to create an ‘80s bedroom underwater for an album cover, and so the mission began! We spend 5 days building…

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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 Jellyfish being the only life left, hence the title Jellyfish Soup.     Christine has put together a great video all about the project, feel free to check it out below: and here’s a Photoshop Breakdown of the post production: Directing, modeling & editing: Christine Ren Films (http://christinerenfilms.com) Photography: Brett Stanley / The Underwater Photographer (http://brettstanley.com) Hair & MUA: Jaime Leigh McIntosh Jellyfish props: Sara Kugelmass (http://setdesignstudio.com) Costume: Laura Hazlett (http://laurahazlett.com) BTS footage: Brian Bradley Assistants: Brianna Lopez & Alexandre Bui

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 a farmer local to the Wairarapa region in New Zealand and moved to the land it stands on now. It was to be a renovation project with his new bride, moved in a few sections from the country town nearby. The house would have looked magnificent up on the hilltop, overlooking the grazing land and foothills, but before any work could be done their relationship broke down and he was left with the half built house, and possibly a broken heart. The house still stands, on a cleared section of land just off the road…

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f11 Magazine August 2014 Cover - Brett Stanley Underwater Photographer

There’s been a few highlights in my life recently and this feature of my Underwater Photography in F11 Magazine is no exception. Truly honoured to have a massive spread and interview in the August issue, many thanks to editor Tim Steele! Oh yeah, that’s my image of Rachel Rouge on the cover there too. Check out the whole magazine and article about my underwater photography. Bodies of Art Collection – Model: Jane Wenley, Body Art: Sofia Bue Pedersen, Hair: Warren Dion Smith

Kid Mac is a rising star in the Australian music scene with his 2nd album ‘Head Noise’ just released. I was lucky to spend some time with Mac on a recent trip to Australia and shoot some promo shots for the upcoming tour and release. Some of these images went on to be published in Rolling Stone Magazine.

Shot on Location at Murdoch James Estate Photography by Brett Stanley Stylist Sopheak Seng Hair & Makeup Natalie Ella Henderson from Hil Cook – Makeup, hair & prosthetic artists Stylist Assistant Jaye Glam Morgan Models Pearl Leonard and Deakin Palmer from Kirsty Bunny Management

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