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: