Tag: photographer

  • Actor Eline Powell

    In episode #36, host Brett Stanley chats with actor Eline Powell about her work as a mermaid on the now sadly cancelled show Siren.

    They talk about her training for the part, the intense days filming underwater, and how learning to move underwater really informed the actor’s movements on land. She also talks about how the experience has changed her, and how she’d much rather be a mermaid than learn the violin!

    Follow them: Instagram, Twitter, IMDB

  • Dive Photographer Alex Dawson

    In episode #35, host Brett Stanley chats with dive photographer Alex Dawson.

    Alex talks about his experiences diving in his homeland of Sweden, learning to cave dive in old mines, and how he evolved his lighting styles. They cover his approach to photographing wrecks and divers, and how his fear of water has made him a better diver.

    Follow their work: Instagram

  • Visual Artist Christy Lee Rogers

    In episode #34, host Brett Stanley chats with visual artist Christy Lee Rogers. Christy has a unique approach to underwater photography as she shoots from above the water – capturing the movements and contortions of her models below the surface and creating these amazing painting-like images that tell all sorts of stories to the viewer.

    They speak about how she found her process to create these photos, how music plays a large part in her work, and what the COVID-19 lockdowns has done to make her pivot her business.

    Follow their work: Instagram, Website

  • Cinematographer Vance Burberry

    In episode #33, host Brett Stanley chats with Underwater Cinematographer Vance Burberry. Vance has had an amazing career starting as a lighting designer for Australian Rock bands and now working as a sort after underwater DP in America.

    He’s got some great stories about using film, his experiences chasing submarines for the latest Bad Bunny music video, and how rolling film around an edit suit can give you some crazy visual effects.

    Follow their work: Instagram, Website, IMDB

  • Marine & Dive Co-ordinator Bolívar Sánchez

    In episode #32, host Brett Stanley chats with Marine and dive coordinator Bo Sanchez.

    Based in the Dominican Republic, Bo supervises the ultra large outdoor water tank build by Pinewood Studios and his team works on many of the productions that come to the island to shoot – including huge action films like Triple X, The Mummy, and The Man From Uncle.

    Bo talks through how he trains talent for their underwater scenes, whether he prefers open water or tanks, and what it’s like to ride motorbikes across the surface of water with Vin Diesel.

    Follow their work: Instagram, Website, IMDB

  • Freedive Photographer Michael DK – Suahuatica

    In episode #31, host Brett Stanley is strapping on the fins and talking with freedive photographer Michael DK – also known as Suahuatica. Originally from the Netherlands, Michael grew up on a sailboat with his parents – sailing around the Mediterranean and nurturing a love of the ocean.

    We chat about his experiences travelling the world shooting in underwater caves, why he’s using his mobile phone to take more photos these days, and how he uses Instagram as a way to meet new people and clients.

    Follow their work: Instagram, Website

  • Portrait Photographer Erena Shimoda

    In episode twenty nine we’re honoring Breast Cancer Awareness month with underwater photographer Erena Shimoda.

    Erena works with cancer and trauma survivors to give them an experience like no other, and a way to help them heal emotionally through the therapeutic immersion. Erena raised money to fund her work, donating almost half of it to charity and the rest to photograph 13 cancer survivors.

    We talk about her approach to this work, and how her own trauma helps her guide others through the process.

    Follow this guest: Website, Facebook

  • Fine Art Underwater Photographer Steve Richard

    In episode twenty seven host Brett Stanley is talking with Fine Art Photographer Steve Richard. Steve has an amazing take on underwater photography, his approach is quite unique and results in a beautiful painterly feel to his images.

    They chat about building a personal dogma to help find your artistic voice, and how people can approach work in very different ways. Oh, and Steve is a demon with the delete button!

    Follow: Website, Facebook

  • Photographer Joe Hoddinott & Model Jess McIntern

    In episode twenty six, for Breast Cancer Awareness month host Brett Stanley is sharing some stories of people using the underwater experience as part of their therapy, and this week we’re talking to Model Jess McIntern and her partner Photographer and Illustrator Joe Hoddinott.

    In 2016 Jess was diagnosed with breast cancer, and as you’ll hear in the interview they came up with a pretty special way to document her path to recovery that also took her mind off the treatments.

    Follow: Website, Instagram, Facebook

  • Conceptual Photographer Lucie Drlikova

    In episode twenty one, host Brett Stanley chats with underwater photographer Lucie Drlikova in the beautiful city of Prague, in the Czech Republic.

    Lucie’s work is a beautiful mix of fantasy, wonder, and perfectly executed concepts. She makes a lot of the set pieces, props, and outfits herself – and combined with her crisp clean post production her underwater images really come to life.

    They chat about her travels, finding her love for underwater photography, the celebrity and charity projects she’s been involved in, and a very cool technique for helping her clients relax in the water.

    Follow Lucie: Website, Instagram, Facebook

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