Impactante proyecto submarino de Mark Tipple

Mark Tipple

Mark Tipple es un fotógrafo documental que ha logrado traer una serie submarina visualmente impactante.

Lo que Tipple hace es tomar fotografías debajo del mar en donde vemos cómo los cuerpos tensan sus músculos para luchar y avanzar contra la fuerza del agua. Los mismos cuerpos son tomados en diferentes momentos, debajo del agua y en su intento por salir de ella y tratar de llegar a un terreno conocido.

Dentro de su serie submarina, hay que destacar destacar el gran trabajo técnico de Mark Tipple para poder fotografiar debajo el agua y traernos tantos detalles dentro de sus imágenes como si estuviera en tierra.

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"Summer was fun, but winter was pretty slow. I tried to find a way to show life below the surface, without shooting fish and coral," Mark says about his new series. Having received praise and recognition from the original Underwater Project series, he admits that he struggled to find the same focus as the Australian winter closed in. "I found myself shooting small waves, big waves, shore break waves, basically anything that I could find that was ocean related, but it drew too close to Clark Little's work for me to find much stoke in something new. Shooting the same style of The Underwater Project with surfers wasn't the direction that I wanted to take the project for the new set. I remember one day that I was a fair way out from the shore on a small swell day and wanted to pay homage to a wave we used to surf back home called 'Bubbles' (pauses), I dove to the bottom, exhaled and chased the bubbles to the surface shooting the whole time. The first shots turned out pretty cool, I was stoked. Also gave me something new to focus on until it gets warm." Admitting that he may be looking too deep by saying that the bubbles represent life below the surface, again, it's a new style of an everyday occurrence from Mark Tipple, and The Underwater Project. - Jeremy White
Two swimmers narrowly avoid the explosion of the wave above at Bronte beach, Sydney. © Mark Tipple / The Underwater Project "I've always been intrigued by what happens below the surface, like what's happening where we can't see." While watching the slide-show on Mark's laptop I'm amazed at the detail of this 'other world' that's portrayed with his selection. As an accomplished documentary photographer, in the past Mark has used the ocean as an escape for some solace away from his projects. Lately, while between projects he's been "hanging out" below the surface trying to capture what happens while swimming on a slow summer's day. "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 than what we can see. Kinda hard to explain but it has always been on my mind. I used to surf with a small video camera and housing attached to my helmet, (pauses) it worked surprisingly well but my neck couldn't take the impact and stress while trying to duck-dive and capture the right angle. Even tried to turn it back on myself to see what happens clearer but that, uh, sucked (laughs). I looked for a new approach to capture what I was seeking, which basically meant getting off the surfboard."

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