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Inspiration: Amazing Underwater Photography by Scott Rhea

February 1st 2013 1:26 PM

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 one of the youngest established advertising photographers in Finland. At the ripe age of 21 he has already been working with some of the biggest commercial clients and his photos have been featured in the media, all around the world. Check out his portfolio here.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for posting.

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  2. 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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