Inspiration: Amazing Underwater Photography by Scott Rhea

Featured Projects February 1st 2013 1:26 PM One Comment

Scott Rhea’s underwater work is ground breaking to say the least. It seems that over the last few years underwater fashion has followed primarily the ‘black background – model in dress’ method. Scott in the other hand takes a totally different approach:



Scott does not take his underwater shoots lightly. He enlists an army of experts to help him execute his vision. A typical shoot can consist of as many as 50 crew members and require Production Designers, set builders, a Director of Motion Photography, an underwater intercom system, special waterproof make-up, special toxic-free furniture treatment, and of course, models. He works with models of all ages and mentions a 10-year old girl who was so comfortable working with a respirator and staying underwater that they were able to shoot for 30-35 minutes without any of the crew having to come up. Now THAT’s pretty amazing!

Visit Scott’s website to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the production of these photographs:









Lauri Laukkanen, is an editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in creative portraiture, fashion and sports photography. People usually describe his style as cinematic, creative and sometimes a tiny bit crazy. He was recently awarded with the WDP 2012: Photographer of the Year -award, and his work has been featured all around the internet, including, Vogue etc. View his portfolio here:

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  1. Duncan Soar

    When I started out as an assistant, we used to work on underwater shoots. These were straightforward ones in a tank, but still a logistical challenge. This is taking the whole thing to a new level – truly impression dedication to getting an image…

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