by ARMANDO JENIK
About the Book
The correct term for this photography is half underwater and half above water view.
As a diver and image maker I photograph the ocean as a way of life. When you film whales and sharks for many years you begin to miss those encounters. I realize during a sailing race that by using a 15mm lens on my Nikon camera and dome port in my underwater housing I can split the image and capture the action above and below the water line. That means to achieve this I need to few feet from the sailboat.
That gives me the action, the colors, the sound and interaction between boat and sea. The moment the edge.
Armando Jenik, a renowned underwater photography and cinematographer. His love of nature as lead Armando to a life wrapped around the sea and he has amassed quite a few accolades as an underwater director of photography. His images have been published in GQ Magazine, and his cinematographer work has been featured in MasterCard (part of the “Priceless” campaign), Virgin Islands Tourism, Don Q Cristal, and Jet Tours to name a few. In 1990, Armando was presented with the prestigious Mobius award for best commercial. His footage has also been used in several full-length motion pictures, “Bare Essentials” an NBC movie of the week and “Self Catering”, an English film shot in Tortola