Month: December 2023

  • Portrait Photographer Alison Bounce

    In episode #57 host Brett Stanley chats with French underwater portrait photographer Alison Bounce.

    Growing up far from the ocean in the middle of France, Alison had a life long fear of water which she hoped to overcome by moving to the coastal city of Nice and starting her love affair with underwater photography.

    Since then she’s built her business around her gorgeous prints, working on removing the colour blue from her palette, and literally writing the book on underwater portraiture. 

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    Episode Summary

    In this episode, acclaimed underwater photographer Alison Bounce shares her remarkable journey in the world of aquatic imagery. The conversation delves into her experiences, ranging from the technical aspects of underwater photography to the emotional depth encountered during shoots.

    Alison recounts a perilous incident during a shoot in Australia where she found herself in a life-threatening situation. Her poignant description of the harrowing moment, intertwined with the humorous realization that her client inadvertently became her savior, adds a layer of suspense and genuine human connection.

    The episode takes an emotional turn as Alison narrates a transformative shoot with Magali, a cancer survivor. Magali’s strength and vulnerability shine through as Alison captures her underwater, showcasing the therapeutic power of photography in overcoming life’s challenges. The subsequent exhibition featuring these poignant images becomes a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

    Listeners are offered a glimpse into the intricacies of Alison’s artistic process, from handling technical equipment to the challenges of selecting the perfect image to convey a message. The conversation also touches on Alison’s foray into videography, exploring the potential to expand her business and provide clients with a more immersive experience.

    Alison concludes by sharing her upcoming project—an exhibition intertwining mythology, art, and ecology, aimed at raising awareness about the critical state of the [...]