Underwater photography has never been more exciting than this. From famed fashion photographers looking to push creative boundaries to brave teenagers looking to conquer new mediums, underwater photography is finally having its moment. Here, we’ve compiled ten different photographers who’s style is completely different than anything you have ever seen.
Fairy Tales Come Alive: Zena Holloway
Compiling a list of underwater photographers just wouldn’t be right without mentioning Zena Holloway. Holloway creates a fantasy world a few of us have ever known, either above the sea or within it. Talk about an underwater fairy tale…
Fashion Forward: Barbara Cole
A self-taught photographic artist, Barbara Cole dropped out of high school and discovered what it was she wanted to do. She says photography found her, identified her and ultimately saved her. Cole recently shot a beautiful underwater spread for Anthropologie.
Underwater Fairy Tales: Elena Kalis
There’s no doubt that Elena Kalis has one of the most amazing underwater photo sets you’ve probably ever seen. This Russian photographer creates scenes that are at once light and playful and then dark and mysterious. The best part? She asks her own kids to be a part of the process.
Fashionably Floating – Alix Malka
Alix Malka makes fashion come alive with floral dresses floating underwater. Malka captures model Marcelina Sowa in beautiful, swirling motion and dramatic poses for Japanese magazine, Numero Tokyo.
Modern Day Mermaid: An Le
An Le is a Vietnamese photographer who tries his hand at underwater photography with these shots. Just 20 years old, he shows us that creativity can flow from anyone, regardless of age.
The Girl Who Fell Into the Well: Christel Eldrim
Christel Eldrim (aka Estethia on Flickr) is a photographer who works in Stockholm, Sweden. A skilled artist and photographer with a great eye for detail, Edrim has that ability of turning pictures into stories.
Mysterious Movements: Ruud Baan
Dutch photographer Ruud Baan likes to capture underwater shots that leave you asking for more. With an artistic eye, Baan makes us think we’re seeing more than we should.
Drew’s Dreams – Alexei Hay
Is Drew Barrymore dancing, swimming or drowning? In the May issue of Elle Magazine, Alexei Hay gets Drew to take a dip with designer gowns. What follows is a photo set we’ll always remember.
Technicolor Dreams: Sarah Lee
Photographer Sarah Lee is one of those young women who’s creativity started peaking at an early age. Currently 18, she’s attending Chapman University in Orange, California as a freshman. In this set of photos, she creates an underwater world that’s spectacularly colorful.
Keira’s the Queen of the Night: Candice
Keira Knightley recently shot this campaign for Fresh 2O for Water Aid. The svelte actress is a tangled mess, albeit a beautiful one.