As I look back at 2015 it will be defined as the year I spent in the water. Having ponied up for a professional grade camera housing for my DSLR it opened up the possibilities of what had been fun experiments to full-fledged commercial shoots.
I love the water. Being able to integrate my love of photography with my love of the water created rewarding images. My year started out creating my own rain. Having spent sometime working with special FX crews I knew the challenges of working with and shooting in rain. I managed to overcome the challenges by creating my own working spaces both inside and outside to get the look I wanted.
As spring rolled around I started working in pools. Prior to 2015 my underwater work was all shot with 35mm film or point and shoot digital cameras. Having my DSLR in the water opened up new possibilities and resulted in images I wouldn’t have been able to make without a professional grade camera.
As El Nino started blessing SoCal with warm ocean temperatures I spent a lot of time shoot in and around the ocean.
As more of my work in the water began to hit social media and marketing channels I started getting requests to integrate this work into commercial shoots. This was one of my final shoots for the season for a designer that felt the fluidity and beauty of the underwater shots would be a great fit for her marketing material.
2015 was a great year filled with many images I am very proud of. More than anything else it was fun creating all of these images.