Two things we learnt today: there is such a thing as bone conduction technology, and it is how California-based FINIS’s Neptune music player works underwater. Traditional headphones won’t work thanks to water seeping into your ears, so bone conduction is used to transmit crystal clear audio through the cheekbone directly into the inner ear. We [...]
Designer and art director Ralf Schroeder came up with this innovative packaging design for Italian watch brand Festina’s Profundo diver’s watch. It involves packing the watch in a see-through bag of water, which expertly shows off its waterproof feature. Evidently this has already nabbed a number of awards, which we can’t fault at all, really.
Normal, everyday activities are pretty boring to photograph. There’s a woman doing her laundry. And there are some ballerinas striking a pose. But now, imagine viewing those mundane photos as displayed in the world’s only underwater art gallery. Works by Andreas Franke are on display 27 meters underwater on sunken ship USNS General Hoyt S.Vandenberg, only reachable if you know [...]
Underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio has a pretty cool knack for discovering ancient shipwrecks. He conducts ongoing research off the coast of Egypt in partnership with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities to determine the ancient location and topography of the currently submerged ancient zones of the eastern harbour of Alexandria (Portus Magnus) and of today’s [...]
Mallory Morrison’s photography captures the surreal beauty of life underwater. At some point, probably everyone has fantasized about having the ability to breath underwater. Every little girl wants to be a mermaid and every little boy wishes he had underwater super powers like Aquaman. Mallory Morrison is the photography genie who grants those wishes.
Helen Pynor is a photographer whose work depicts what appears to be underwater worlds with floating organs and objects. Some of Pyrnor’s works contain delicate text with remedies for aches and pains. The images seem to highlight the fragility of the human body as the organs float in an endless but calm void, creating a range of conflicting emotions. The photographs have an intriguing tranquil effect as they almost appear to be moving in slow motion amongst the unfamiliar space.
These amazing series of black and white underwater photographs by world traveler and photographer Kanoa Zimmerman are breathtakingly beautiful. It is an inspiring series for divers and photographers alike.
This is a series of strange yet mesmerizing artworks by Iori Tomita. The process was originally created for scientific purposes, but he gave it a twist by adding more layers to the work and turning them into art pieces. He creates the specimens to help people feel closer to the genuine wonders of modern life.
If you have US$700, a willingness to be towed around underwater by a boat on the surface, and really want to fly underwater, the fibreglass Subwing is yours to hang on to for dear life.