I’ve certainly been on a photography kick today, so I thought I’d wrap up the day with these amazing photos by Mark Tipple. Going where most men fear to tred, Mark takes photographs of waves from below, capturing a swirling chaos that few people ever really experience.
We both knew the reefs on the island were shallow; we’d been there before and surfed the waves, but shooting The Underwater Project dictates no boards and definitely no wetsuits – meaning the danger of losing skin was increased tenfold. With a wary eye watching for rogue waves I watched as Mike left the water, he stumbled on a few urchin spines adding insult to injury; and I wondered if there was something else that I could shoot underwater.
These images are from his underwater project, specifically from his Mare Vida series. What’s incredible to me is that he’s able to capture these photographs at all. Somehow he manages to bring a focus to the discord despite the incredible circumstances. You can see many more photos of his photos by clicking here.