- Posted on Monday, 11 May 2015
It’s been a while since we shared an underwater shoot and this one by Andrew of Drewperspectives reminds us just how much we enjoy this genre of photography which captures the effortless grace of movement that simply can’t be replicated on land.
A word from Andrew…
“Lucrezia is a model from Milan, and Jose a model from Venezuela who is currently based in Singapore. The thought of doing underwater pre-wedding shoots first started off as a concept. At that point in time, there were still a lot of doubts in my mind with regards to whether the photos would actually turn out well, or if the pool I was using was suitable enough in terms of its chlorine level, or if the idea could even work in the first place. Although I've been into underwater photography for the past 6 years shooting the most uncooperative subjects (marine life), shooting people was something entirely new to me. Because of this, I put the thought on hold for a while, and it was only recently that I managed to get in contact with these two models who were willing to try out an underwater shoot.
The shoot has inspired and motivated me to take things further. It assuaged my doubts because the photographs came out better than I expected. But there's more to my satisfaction than just that. Initially, as Lucrezia and Jose weren’t very comfortable in the water, I had to teach them breathing techniques so that they could control their buoyancy underwater while looking natural, as if they were not holding their breaths. At first, they were all over the place but after 15 minutes, the two were extremely comfortable in the water and swimming around even during our break time! This showed me that shooting underwater is really more than just a photo shoot that captures moments. It is a precious moment in itself, an experience that will definitely make an impact in the lives of my clients.”