They’re The Best Underwater Photos Ever Taken… And They’ll Leave You Breathless.
Gisele Lubsen is a photographer with a specific expertise in conceptual underwater photography, and her latest project is truly unique. It's a combination of two sets of images, one entitled Amazons, and another called Breathless Echoes, and the work presents a paradox: She captured images that interpret historic groups of people in an environment that's surreal and otherworldly.
Amazons interprets female warriors from ancient Greece, and Breathless Echoes is a take on the voyages of the Portuguese fleets to Africa and India. The resulting images are breathtaking, and made more impressive once the reality of her work sets in: She somehow captures these photos entirely underwater. Here's what the artist had to say about it on her website:
I believe in the power of underwater photography and water as a way to heal, express true emotion, connect and push through innumerable layers. Being underwater creates a sense of heroism, which is very powerful on a visual level contained inside the photographs and for the person posing. Water is romantic which helps express and inspire timeless beauty. By coaching people to connect underwater within their surroundings and with each other I want to show that everything can be attained through connection and reflection. We are all a mirrors and weather the goal is to interconnect with our love or to brand a product, the results are the same. They both create powerful and timeless images creating a universal language for everyone to bridge with.
The opening of the Portuguese production Breathless Echoes can be seen on December 4th, 2015 at the Espaco Exibicionista in Lisbon, Portugal. More immediately, the artist will be selling her work in a 24-hour Black Friday Special sale on the Saatchi Art website.
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