by Kerby Rosanes . January 28th, 2013
Underwater photography is one of the most challenging creative fields out there. The love of diving combined with the skills in producing great photographs is a unique characteristic that underwater photographers have. One such artist is Andreas Franke who is famous of his still lifes and surreal effects planned precisely. His love for travelling and passion for scuba diving makes his pictures cross the boundaries between real life and fantasy.
In his most notable project called “The Sinking World“, Andreas Franke brings a strange, forgotten underwater world back to life by capturing some stills of sunken ships, then recreated what life could have been like aboard the ship with real actors. The amazing images are displayed on the deck of the shipwrecks where divers and art lovers can see his underwater gallery.
He has created two projects so far in The Sinking World series. The first one was The Vandenberg Project, featuring a gallery of surreal photographs of the sunken ship off the coast of Florida and combined the stills with images of staged actors representing everyday life, thus, creating a re-imagined and forgotten world of the sunken giant.
Another set of his Sinking World was The Stavronikita Project featuring a gallery staging the European era, the age of decadence with all its intoxicating extravagance and vanity, on the deck of the sunken ship of the same name right off the Caribbean island of Barbados.
The Sinking World of Andreas has been well applauded for its breath taking creativity and approach. The Austrian photographer and passionate diver has been in the industry for more than 20 years. As an artist he have worked for clients like Ben&Jerry’s, Coca-Cola, Ford, General Electric, Gillette, Heineken, Nike, Visa or Wrigley‘s. Check out the official website of Andreas Franke’s The Sinking World for more information.
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