The name of the book is a mix of English and Spanish. This is deliberate as I feel at least one half Spanish and I owe this to my long term friend, partner and future mother of my twelve children, Isa! (This may be the first she has heard of this...)
I dedicate this book to her and her family who have welcomed me as one of their own. Muchos Gracias por todo!
The portfolio tries to show diversity of subject matter.
Photography is a passion that should show the reality of life no matter where it resides.
Underwater is a place where I spend a big part of my life and the diversity of life there is something most people don't get to see in their lifetime.
What I have tried to show is the natural beauty of a few of the hundreds of different environments where life exists; cities, islands, jungle and of course, underwater.
What I love about photography is that each image speaks differently to different people.
The folio starts in The Mediterranean which is where Isa and I lived and ran our own dive centre for two years. Then the images move to Asia, mainly The Andaman Sea and a few from Indonesia and the Maldives. Asia is where we have lived and worked every winter season for the last five years.
The next chapter is Above the Surface . The images are from all over the world in places we have lived or traveled to.
The final section is a bit of fun showing some of the possibilities available by using photo manipulation software.
I hope you enjoy the images.
For more information and photos, please visit; www.neutralbuoyancyimages.com
I was born in the United Kingdom 1973, I trained and worked as an electrical and refrigeration engineer for ten years, until deciding to 'give it all up' and become a professional diver. After working for a few years as a scuba instructor, I began to re-kindle an old hobby, photography. Utilising the underwater environment for photography became a big passion and this folio hopefully shows why I left my old life to pursue a new one under the waves. Karl Marchant. 2009