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

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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


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