In this series the human form is sometimes readily identifiable and at other times abstracted to obscurity, either evocative in its isolation or joyful in its freedom. The refractive water distorts both the body and the environment causing them to blend and interact. Like a painters brush strokes, the finely delineated linear filaments merge and interact, alternating between magnification and collapse. The layered textures and transparent colors flow together, abstracting form and manipulating line.
I've  found that I can only suggest how and where the water, fabric, light and subject will interact but ultimately, I provide a framework for controlled chaos.
Immersion/ Emersion Series-Emma #55, 2019
Immersion/ Emersion Series-Emma #55, 2019
Erin was photographed in her eighth month of pregnancy. She is under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Erin was photographed in her eighth month of pregnancy. She is under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Dara is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Dara is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Olivia is Loose- June, 2017
Olivia is Loose- June, 2017
Immersion/ Emersion Series-Emma #46, 2019
Immersion/ Emersion Series-Emma #46, 2019
Georgia is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and abstract quality to the image.
Georgia is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and abstract quality to the image.
Brianna in a quiet, personal moment. She is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Brianna in a quiet, personal moment. She is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Brianna is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Brianna is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
The World Upside Down-July 2019
The World Upside Down-July 2019
Brianna in a quiet, personal moment. She is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Brianna in a quiet, personal moment. She is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Emma is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and abstract quality to the image.
Emma is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and abstract quality to the image.
Olivia is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
Olivia is photographed while under water and lit by custom built underwater flashes. The photo is captured from above the water and has minimal post processing applied. The suspension in liquid of the model and fabrics give a soft and ethereal quality to the subject. The distortions and ripples of surface disturbance lend a painterly and expressionistic quality to the image.
The images are created by positioning and lighting a model and colorful fabrics underwater and then photographing from above, down and through the waters moving surface. By lighting from below the surface, I can freeze capture the effects of the waters movement in glowing, saturated light. The images are captured in camera with only basic post processing applied. They have been printed and framed at 40” x 50” (100cm x 130cm). This large format  creates an enveloping and immersive window into an other worldly environment and invites the participant to step in close to experience the fine detail of the waters interplay on the subject and their environment

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