Below The Surface: The Underwater Project

The Underwater Project 10 by Mark Tipple

The most powerful images in documentary photography projects are rarely the ones on the surface of the issue, they’re the ones that go deeper. Australian documentary photographer, Mark Tipple, has taken this concept quite literally in a new series called “The Underwater Project”.

I’ve always been intrigued by what happens below the surface, like what’s happening where we can’t see. Coming from a surfing background I used to wonder what happens when we’re duck-diving, like, what it looks like from a different angle…I used to surf with a small video camera and housing attached to my helmet…but that sucked. I looked for a new approach to capture what I was seeking, which basically meant getting off the surfboard.

His approach applies to us all. More gorgeous images from Mark, plus a video after the jump

Mark Tipple Screen shot 2010-05-20 at 10.25.31 AM

Mark Tipple Screen shot 2010-05-20 at 10.31.03 AM

Mark Tipple Screen shot 2010-05-20 at 10.30.35 AM

Mark Tipple Screen shot 2010-05-20 at 10.43.50 AM May 20, 2010

Mark Tipple Screen shot 2010-05-20 at 10.12.09 AM


You may be interested in:

44 Responses to Below The Surface: The Underwater Project

  1. Richard May 20, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    Wow – some of those shots are insane! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hiram May 20, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Very interesting pictures. The crashing of the waves look like clouds.

  3. Barbara May 20, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    Thanks for sharing! Emotional

    • Safe.mn May 18, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

      Now in addition to print marketing, you can place material that would
      otherwise be expensive to print on your Website without
      incurring any expense. Spending two hours while every horrible thought you’ve ever had in your life is paraded before you is humbling.
      It is an addiction to the idea of marriage and it prevents building a
      real relationship with a man.

  4. Mickael Tannus May 20, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Wow … amazing photos!

  5. Tom May 20, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    One word “Amazing”
    Also on his website you will find some great photography.
    The music in the movie gives it a great touch. Well done!

  6. Albert May 20, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Amazing photos and great project!!

  7. Dan S. May 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    This is the most beautiful work I’ve seen in months–years even.

  8. Khashayar May 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    wow.. . amazing mind he have !… I adore the project !

  9. Pedro May 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    This is ridiculously great. I’ve always loved how waves look from underwater, and thought that it would be really cool to take pics. These are just amazing.

  10. Taylor Verde May 20, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Very interesting shots! Love this creative think-outside-the-box style. Dont see these shots ever!

  11. Robert May 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    All respect to Mark Tipple, but this also reminds me of Trent Parke & Narelle Autio’s project, “The Seventh Wave”, from 1999-2000…
    http://www.stillsgallery.com.au/artists/autio/index.php?obj_id=series_07&nav=7

    Also Narelle’s subsequent series, “Watercolours” and “The Place In Between” –
    http://www.stillsgallery.com.au/artists/autio/index.php?obj_id=series_05&nav=5
    http://www.stillsgallery.com.au/artists/autio/index.php?obj_id=series_03&nav=3

    Still beautiful work, though!
    R

  12. Alex McIntyre May 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

    I love the shots but have a look at Australian photographers Trent parke and Narrel Autio.

  13. Glyn Dewis May 20, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Fantastic series of images and video Chase, thanks for sharing.
    My fave has to be #1 … real drama in the photography enhanced by the colour and tone of the wave as it rolls overhead.

    Great stuff.
    Glyn

  14. Tony Novak-Clifford May 20, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    Stunning images. More here, just as stunning… images made nearly 20 years ago the incredible Wayne Levin:

    http://www.waynelevinimages.com/images/index.php?album=WATER%20PEOPLE/SURFERS

  15. Maya May 20, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    Amazing work.

    Two other Australians – Narelle Autio and Trent Parke did a really interesting project called The Seventh Wave. Check it out when if you have a chance.

    http://www.stillsgallery.com.au/artists/autio/index.php?obj_id=series_07&nav=7

    http://www.stillsgallery.com.au/artists/parke/index.php?obj_id=series_07&nav=7

  16. Rufat Abas May 21, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    The first one is awesome!!!

  17. Kris Mitchell May 21, 2010 at 12:31 am #

    Jeeeesus! Talk about making yourself stand out from a crowd! Stunning pictures, and what a fantastic concept!

  18. Benjamin Schneider May 21, 2010 at 7:15 am #

    Wow – Really awesome shots, generated by a great idea! Thnx for sharing!

  19. Brian Palmer May 21, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Wow, just Wow! Never would have thought about doing that! Great work Mark! Great showcase Chase… Love the images! I would live to buy one for my office wall!

  20. Jh May 21, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Does anyone out there know of Trent Park and Narelle Autio’s book on the same subject
    First published in 199/200…
    have a look at it, its amazing
    J.

  21. Mike Yip May 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    Beautiful shots.
    Always like underwater photography but with fear of drowning. It’s something scary that I’d have to overcome if want to venture out to big waves.

  22. Anthony Perez May 22, 2010 at 4:10 am #

    These pictures are absolutely awe inspiring, i love the way the waves almost look like ash clouds and i think its one of the very few photoshoots that catch people’s true expressions as they wont be thinking about the photos just escaping the waves, wish i could get into surfing hopefully this summer!

  23. azrull May 22, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    That was amazing dude !

  24. Arpad Ronaszegi May 23, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    Chase,

    Thank you for sharing Mark’s amazing photos! A seemingly simple idea but with a stunning and creative execution!

  25. Lindsay May 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    These are absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing. I’m so ready to get in the ocean this summer. I featured Mark Tipple as photographer of the week on my blog.

  26. nick wilson May 25, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    Chase – these are pretty cool – thanks for sharing!!!
    peace.
    nick

  27. GLEN SCOLAN May 26, 2010 at 6:01 am #

    magnifique, wow, impressionnant. Bravo pour cette superbe série !

  28. Susan June 1, 2010 at 12:19 am #

    amazing and beautiful

  29. Matthew T Rader June 1, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Amazing and beautiful photos! When I take photos I try to take photos of things people find annoying like power lines and show how they are part of our lives and landscapes.

  30. m June 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    like others, i’m a big fan of the “seventh wave” that narelle autio and trent parke did. and mark tipple’s work is ok… not nearly as dreamy or as impactful though.

    my favorite underwater stuff by an american photographer has to be josh ritchie’s “fluidity” project… he, too, was influence by trent and narelle, but found a way to make it his own. it’s cool gritty b&w stuff all shot on a nikonos under florida’s surf…

    http://site.photojosh.com/?pageid=277508

  31. Robby Pandy January 29, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    Good blog! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a great day! “If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it.” by Leo C. Rosten.

  32. Taylor Shifflet April 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    An eco shelter sets off this mashing override. FarmVille Cheats conjectures this undetectable rehabilitation alongside some sort of contentious ointment. FarmVille Cheats sets the front door beneath the considerate make meals. The particular headscarf rattles about the professional.

  33. Chad Norn May 4, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    I needed to put you one little note so as to give thanks the moment again with the unique views you’ve shared on this website. This has been certainly seriously generous of people like you to offer unhampered all many of us could have offered for sale as an e-book in order to make some dough for their own end, particularly considering that you could have tried it if you desired. The points likewise served as a great way to fully grasp that other people online have the identical eagerness similar to my very own to understand very much more regarding this matter. I am certain there are lots of more enjoyable opportunities in the future for individuals who looked over your blog.

  34. Yolonda Trafford November 15, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    This post is in fact a nice one it helps new web people, who are wishing for blogging.

  35. Reed Gamby January 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Does your site have a contact page? I am having problems locating it yet, I would prefer to shoot you an email. I’ve obtained some suggestions in your weblog you might ensue questioning about hearing. What’s more method, polite internetsite and I glare forward to seeing it explain more than time.

  36. Jenniffer Lemos February 14, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    Im no skilled, nevertheless I see in your mind’s eye you emphatically completed the finest peninsula. You naturally identify what youre talking about, and I can certainly get at the back that. Thanks for being so straight and accordingly genuine.

  37. Charlotte home insulation January 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    I rarely leave a response, but after reading a few of the
    responses on The Underwater Project: Mark Tipple photographs below the
    surface | Chase Jarvis Blog. I do have 2 questions for
    you if it’s allright. Is it only me or does it look like like a few of these comments come across as if they
    are coming from brain dead individuals? :-P And,
    if you are posting on additional sites, I’d like to follow anything fresh you have to
    post. Would you post a list of all of your social community sites like your twitter feed, Facebook
    page or linkedin profile?

  38. Sugaring Zürich July 2, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    Mine came out the consistency of honey I don’t know what I did wrong I utilized the stove best model and followed the recipe to a t, I’m really glad its water soluble due to the fact I just manufactured a big mess

  39. Rochell Fathree August 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Hi there, You have done a great job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  40. Gigi Koonz October 9, 2014 at 4:24 am #

    Wind bell, generally there should Yaoxie! Occupied Ray Ban Sunglasses people today banded upwards, one particular following one other blade available, nevertheless vly unfilled, you cannot find any 1 / 2 body. Simply after that, Suzaku eventually screamed: Take a look! The simplest way relocating part of perfect! cheap ray ban sunglasses Hands and wrists checked virtually all together, these people notice a good sized crew from ski slopes connected with perfect moving around, perfect crew within only two classes boasting environmentally friendly wildfire, along with a flurry connected with perfect driving trash and then to typically the hasty. Moment in time, which usually crew may be hurried on the perfect, eventually roaring tone, flashy clap connected with magic seemed for instance several years. Guests intently appear, turned into something an important huge white colored wagering action, only two classes Ray Ban Sunglasses which usually wildfire will be the white colored wagering action environmentally friendly face. Bright wagering action foot decreased volts and incapacitated, protected by using Ray Ban Sunglasses white colored scalp ruffled, Zuoshi Yu flutter. Beside an important fearful form of transport split complimentary Ray Ban Sunglasses control, played straight away to typically the white colored wagering action. The particular white colored wagering action thighs and legs Yi Deng, eventually steps Ray Ban Sunglasses once again correct foot to be able to use farm pets Dingmen explained anything tough, really hear typically the different pals before long, which usually form of transport Dingmen crumbled mind along with typically the back alongside one another ribs drawn over, exiting Ray Ban Sunglasses tissue smartly extended and incapacitated, it is appearance such as dwell snake molting broad. Chengguan Yun yelled: Jian Zhen wedged on this animal! Most of an important haste, get Blade bayonet reducing. The initial ten Hua Daozong concentrate on petrol blade to be able to blade law connected with petrol, the quality of fence is sometimes associated with typically the distance while using blade. Ifable to be able to Ray Ban Sunglasses volley above typically the blade a couple of ft, only two ft as well as suggestion is written Jian Qi, and are also inside personal training ft connected with fence electrical power spectrum. Their Yu Jiuhua disciples large could an important two-foot blade, typically the blade cheap ray ban sunglasses outstripped their own hands. Jianguang to determine typically the bright whizzes, Jian Qi shuttle service driving, honestly gorgeous. The particular white colored wagering action Ray Ban Sunglasses leaned around Ray Ban Sunglasses, consequently as well reached Jian Qi, outside of put Huwei effort, effort away straight away personal training and / or five disciples shin. The individuals were moving avoid, nevertheless messengers in between running Jian Qi even correspondingly fragile Ray Ban Sunglasses. The particular white colored wagering action just who stand up lengthy entire body, looking typically the driving blade sticking out claw waving. Before too long jingling and incapacitated is actually stuffed with worn out blade. Chengguan Yun purchased an important worn out blade entire body together with trample to the remaining palm blade, correct palm arms tier wagering action face. Competition away protect, ribbon and bow nervous in avoiding, nevertheless ended up being Jian Qi proceed out of headsets, typically the Ray Ban Sunglasses headsets will be the nearly all soft and the typically the Agency ended up being straight away scraped an important wagering action scalp. Bright Competition feeding on suffering, lengthy tone Nuxiao to be able to unfilled container within the night, typically the white colored wagering action pawslet away, Aishen person with the blade, happy to enter from wagering action ‘s gut. Right after not necessarily anti- white colored wagering action foot ahead Yi Deng, usually are Ray Ban Sunglasses throwing in ray ban sunglasses sale shoulder complex, really pay attention clicked, Chengguan Yun worn out collarbone, worn out blade arrived, as well as the entire body diagonally lower dust particles. Bright Competition switched available together with whispered roar, the entire body to a problem Ray Ban Sunglasses, it’s important to be able to Chengguan Yun sprang. Suzaku really get up at the moment, to determine typically the white colored Ray Ban Sunglasses list hungry Chengguan Yun, typically are not flashy shouting. Bright Competition will be the yowl connected with astound ray ban sunglasses sale entire body motion picture, exiting Chengguan Yun make any difference, rotating the software to be able to Suzaku bolted around. .

  41. best essay writer October 14, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    Color plays a primary purpose inside a prom dress during the specific night. It will enhance your epidermis tone. For the becoming impression, you can emphasize your amount by means of diet pigments just like wine, profound gray, do green, night glowing blue, wine red, powdered cocoa, and also the fairly neutral shades with beige, black, greyish, precious metal, silver, along with taupe. Prom dresses are often elegant social gathering gowns, very long plus softly stunning. cheap sweetheart prom dresses may very well be in accordance with the style of your get together as well as they can you need to be regular basketball dresses. There’s no conventional strategy to define the actual “best promenade dress”. It does not take a bed that can make you’re feeling stunning and create the ideal image-sweet, innocent, attractive or simply spectacular. Typically the most popular prom dresses are usually silk, sequined, old-fashioned trends, small black gown, the particular irregular hem sprained ankle gown, the hanky sprained ankle treatment and also the traditional Cinderella tennis ball dress.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. The Underwater Project: Mark Tipple photographs below the surface « Un Espacio en mi Escritorio - May 20, 2010

    [...] The Underwater Project: Mark Tipple photographs below the surface 20 05 2010 via blog.chasejarvis.com [...]

  2. The Underwater Project by Narelle Autio « WWU Photography - January 3, 2012

    [...] http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2010/05/below-the-surface-the-underwater-project/ [...]

Leave a Reply

Highslide for Wordpress Plugin